This book summarizes systematic data on nanogold in geological objects, including mineral-concentrators of nanogold, and the structure and chemical composition of nanogold aggregates. The book also discusses problems that arise during the development of nanogold resources and provides recommendations for prospering new gold deposits with thin-dispersed gold. Electronic microphotos and microprobe analyses support this comprehensive overview of the genesis of nanogold. The book especially focuses on the genesis of nanogold, the processes of nanogold concentration in natural environments, and geological formations containing nanogold.
Boris M. Osovetsky. studied mineralogy and petrology at the University of Perm, Russia. His research focusses on new express-methods to study mineral properties and typomorphic features; mineral prediction and exploration, especially related to gold, diamonds and platinum; as well as nanomineralogy. He authored many articles and monographs on mineralogy.
Introduction .- Mineral-concentrators of nanogold.- Aggregates of gold nanoparticles.- "Aggregate" gold on the nanoscale.- Genesis of natural nanogold.- The problems of nanogold development.- Conclusion.