Gold from so-called orogenic gold deposits constitute a major portion of global reserves of gold. Glenn Bark has studied this type of gold deposit along the so-called Gold Line in VƤsterbotten. The main focus has been on the large gold deposits at FƤboliden in the central part of the Gold Line. This region of Sweden was previously a relatively unexplored area regarding the occurrence of gold. Now the Gold Line is regarded as a up-and-coming gold district with great potential for the future.

“In my research I am trying to understand in purely geological terms just why the gold occurs where it does in the bedrock. If we understand what it was that made the gold form precisely in FƤboliden, we can use that knowledge to find new gold fields in areas where nobody ever looked for gold,” says Glenn Bark, who is submitting his dissertation On the Origin of the FƤboliden Orogenic Gold Deposit, Northern Sweden.

“I have examined the geological features that were important to the formation of the FƤboliden gold deposit, and my findings have proven to be directly useful to the project’s industrial partner and its ongoing gold prospecting in the area. Through this collaboration, a new gold deposit of as yet unknown size has now been discovered in the Gold Line.”

Information: Glenn Bark, phone: +46 (0)920-49 10 39; glenn.bark@ltu.se or LuleƄ University of Technology Chief Information Officer Lena Edenbrink, phone: +46 (0)920-49 16 22; cell phone: +46 (0)70-679 16 22, lena.edenbrink@ltu.se