Comparative analysis of composition of gold foil from archaeological monuments of Altai, Urals, and don region: ICP-MS and XRF data
V.V. Zaykov, K.A. Filippova, V.N. Udachin, E.V. Zaykova, M.A. Rassomakhin, Yu.D. Kraynev
The composition of gold foil from archaeological monuments of Altai, Urals and Don region was studied with ICP-MS and XRF. The foil from the Altai and Uralian monuments is characterized by the higher contents of Pt (54–315 ppm) and Pd (3–13 ppm) in comparison with that from the Don region (3–24 ppm Pt, 0.5–1 ppm Pd). This diference is explained by production of the Altai and Urals foil from PgM-bearing placer gold. The Altai foil, which was made by ancient jewelers from gold extracted from oxidation zones of massive sulfde polymetallic deposits of Rudny Altai, has the higher Zn and Pb contents and.
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Key words: archaeological monuments, gold, silver, copper, platinum, palladium, platinum group minerals, Altai, Urals, Don region.
МINERALOGY № 2 2016