Gold in Gossan
March 2003 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDGossan is defined as being an iron-bearing capping over a sulfide deposit. It is formed by the oxidation and leaching of sulfide minerals, leaving hydrated iron oxides such as limonite and goethite, along with manganese oxides.
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