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Lavajärvi (Lava; Pässärinvuori; Lepomäki), Ylöjärvi, Western and Inner Finland Region, Finland

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 61° 42' 36'' North , 23° 15' 0'' East (est.)
Margin of Error:~0km
Name(s) in local language(s):Lavajärvi (Lava; Pässärinvuori; Lepomäki), Ylöjärvi, Länsi- ja sisä Suomen alue (Vestra & inre Finlands region), Suomi

Palaeoproterozoic gold occurrence, locally enriched in base metals.

Comprises two major lodes, Pässärinvuori and Lepomäki, which occur along the sheared, E- to ENE-trending, contact zone between a synorogenic granodiorite batholith and felsic to intermediate volcanic rocks. The ore is hosted by all these rock types. The tourmalinised, potentially auriferous domain is kilometres long. Gold is associated with arsenopyrite, both in the veins and host rocks.

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7 valid minerals.

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Eilu, P. (2003). Exploration for orogenic gold deposits. Fennoscandian Exploration and Mining 2003. Rovaniemi, Finland

Talikka, M. and Vuori, S. (2010): Geochemical and boron isotopic compositions of tourmalines from selected gold-mineralised and barren rocks in SW Finland. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Finland, 82, 113-128.

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