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Global Goldfields Grid

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Igor Garshin, business-analyst, Caspian Pipeline Consortium (Russia), Novorossiysk. E-mail:

Energetic structure of the Globe - polyhedron

Keywords: forecasting gold deposits, gold-bearing regions, global goldfield grid, nodal auriferous zones, gold-ore nodes.

1. Annotation

This work relates to global zoning and forecasting of mineral deposits, particularly gold. It shows the correspondences of the longitudes and latitudes of some largest gold mines with approximately equal intervals between them. Extrapolating found regularity to the entire surface of the Globe, the grid of 4 latitudinal and 9 meridional lines was obtained. Many of the 36 nodes in this global grid are close to other large gold deposits.

Discovered gold grid confirms and supplements the concept of the pulsation nature of geodynamic cycles Willis. Suggested areas for further research will help clarify the coordinates of the gold-bearing nodes of the network and to reveal its nature.

It proposed the directions of exploration the reason for the discovered regularity. Also it supposed the new auriferous regions in Africa, Antarctica, Canada, Caribean sea, Great Britain, Greenland and Russia. In addition, studies of the nature of this phenomenon will expand our knowledge about the terrestrial planets and enable a targeted exploring for mineral deposits there.

2. Facts and observations

While studing a map of the minerals on a general World Atlas (where the biggest and the most famous minerals are indicated), I noticed:

  1. the goldfields in Southern Africa (SAR) and South-Western Australia (SWA) are spaced almost on the same latitude (30° South);
  2. the goldfields in SWA and on Northern Philippines (Luzon island) are spaced almost on the same longitude (160° East);
  3. the goldfields on is. Luzon and on Southern Hindustan lie almost on the same latitude (15° North), and the longitude of the Indian goldfields spaced almost in the middle of the longitudes of South-African and South-West-Australian gold-field regions.

I assumed that on the Globe there is a "net" with "cells" with dimensions of 45° latitude and 40° longitude, the nodes of which can contain similar big gold-bearing regions as ones in SAR, India, Australia and Philippines. So, this "Global Gold Grid" (GGG) has 4 belts upon latitudes (60°N, 15°N, 30°S and 75°S) and 9 "lobules of orange" upon longitudes (0°, 4°E, 80°E, 120°E, 160°E, 160°W, 120°W, 80°W and 40°W). At the same time, from 36 of one's hypothetic nodes 13 are located in oceans and seas (## 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 21, 24, 25, 27), 14 are available on land (although 4 from them are located in the sea: ## 1, 17, 20, 26) and 9 are located under the ice shield of Antarctica (2 from them - in the area of seas under the ice: ## 33, 36).

It can be expressed in a mathematical formula: longitude X = ( 60 - 45 ? Nx )°, latitude Y = ( 0 + 40 ? Ny )°, where Nx = 0 .. 3, Ny = -4 .. +4 (pic. 1).

-180° -170° -160° -150°  -140°  -130°  -120°  -110°  -100°  -90°  -80°  -70°  -60°   -50°   -40°   -30°   -20°   -10°    +0°   +10°   +20°  +30°  +40° +50° +60° +70° +80° +90° +100°+110°+120°+130° +140° +150° +160° +170° +180°
Goldfields Global Grid
Pict. 1. Geographical location of the Earth Net nodes 9×4 (yellow squares).

And in fact 16 from 17 land nodes of GGG (except the Antarctic ones) have near gold deposits [3, 7] and they are being developed. Some of them are very big. The deviations are small - from 0 to a few degrees. Below you can find the table with data on these gold mines. The numbering of the GGG-nodes in the table goes from north to south and from east to west, first to embrace Eurasia. The closest towns [2] are shown for clarity. Deviation of less than 5 degrees are marked in red. This table shows also the Antarctic operating station of the world (permanent and seasonal). The temporary closed-down stations have the abbreviation "cons." Collapsed stations are not shown, but they also collected interesting information.

No Condit.
Deviation Country, region Nearest objects Goldfields Notes
#1* 60°N 0°E 56N 5W 4S / 5W N.-S. Europe: Scotland Glasgow {56N 4W},
Tyndrum {56N 5W},
Wick {5845'N 309'W}.
Cononish {5627'N 444'E}. The node is in a sea nearby Shetlands.
#2 60°N 40°E 58N 41E ? 2S / 1E N.-S. Russia Vologda {59N 40E};
Lubim {58N 41E}.
They are surmised to be located in Lubim district of Yaroslavl region. It is not found yet.
#3 60°N 80°E 54N 89E 6S / 9E S. Siberia, river Ob Nizhnevartovsk {6057'S 7833'E}, Tymsk {5923'N 8016'E}. Kommunarovskoe {5420'N 8915'E}, Saralinskoe {5414'N 8915'E}. Find on N.-S.
#4 60°N 120°E 59N 117E 1S / 3W E. Siberia (Yakutia, river Lena) Yakutsk {6202'N 12944'E},
Olekminsk {6023'N 12026'E}.
Chertovo Koryto
{5928'N 11649'E} and others.
#5 60°N 160°E 58-64N
1N / 0,5E E. Siberia (Pen. Kamchatka, river Kolyma) Magadan {5934'N 15048'E},
Evensk {6155'N 15914'E},
Л®rf {6022'N 16601'E},
Palana {5905'N 15957'E}.
Ametistovoye {6030'N 16000'E},
Kubaka {6344'N 16001'E},
Ozernovskoe {5735'N 16047'E}.
#6 60°N 160°W 62-64N
3N / 2E USA: Alaska Anchorage {6113'N 14954'W},
Bethel {6048'N 16145'W}.
Donlin Creek {6206'N 15811'W},
Illinois Creek {6425'N 15738'W},
Chicken Mountain {6220'N 15805'W}.
#7 60°N 120°W 57N 127W 3S / 7W Canada Fort Nelson {5848'N 12142'W},
Fort Simpson {6152'N 12121'W}.
Kemess {5704'N 12644'W},
Lawyers {5720'N 12710'W}.
Find on N.-E.
#8 60°N 80°W 51-52N
8,5S / 7E Canada: Hudson Bay, Pen. Ungava Inukjuak {5827'N 7806'W},
Ivujivik {6225'N 7755'W}.
Eastmain {5218'N 7205'W},
Troilus {5101'N 7428'W}.
In Hudson Bay.
Find on N.-S.
#9 60°N 40°W 60N 45E 0 / 5E S. Greenland (Den.): Cape Farvel
Julianehab (Qaqortoq) {+6043'/+4602'}. Nalunaq {6021'N 4450'W}. Sea area close by c. Farvel.
#10 15°N 0°E 13-14'N
1,5'S / 1E W. Africa: Niger Niamey {1331'N 207'E};
Gao {1616'N 003'W}.
Koma Bangou {1405'N 102'E},
Samira {1341'N 112'E},
Sefa Nangue {1314'N 100'E}.
#11 15°N 40°E 18-19'N
3,5'N / 5W E. Africa: Sudan, Ethiopia Asmera {1520'N 3855'E};
Kassala {1527'N 3624'E}.
Kamoeb {1818'N 3522'E},
Hassai {1842'N 3523'E}.
Find on S.-E.
#12 15°N 80°E 14-16°N
0° / 3°W S. India Madras (Chennai) {1305'N 8016'E},
Nellore {1426'N 7958'E}.
Ramagiri {1430'N 7640'E},
Hutti {1612'N 7643'E}.
#13 15°N 120°E 16-17°N
1,5°N / 1°E N.Philippines
(is. Luzon)
Manila {1435'N 12100'E},
Baguio {1625'N 12036'E}.
Baguio {1624'N 12039'E},
Dinkidi {1620'N 12126'E},
Lepanto {1651'N 12048'E},
Marian {1651'N 12048'E}.
#14 15°N 160°E (Pacific Ocean)
#15 15°N 160°W (Pacific Ocean)
#16 15°N 120°W (Pacific Ocean)
#17* 15°N 80°W 12°N 85°W 3°S / 5°W C. America: Cuba,
Nicaragua, Panama
Puerto Cabezas {1401'N 8322'W};
Kingston {1759'N 7648'W};
Holguin {2053'N 7615'W}.
Bartlett Deep (Cayman Trough)
{1834'N/8307'W} - hydrothermal zone.
Bonanza {1407'N/8431' W},
La Luz {1347'N/8448' W} and others.
Node on the sea
between Jamaica
and Nicaragua.
#18 15°N 40°W (Atlantic Ocean)
#19 30°S 0°E (Atlantic Ocean)
#20* 30°S 40°E 25°S 31°E 4°S / 9°W S. Africa: SAR Pretoria {2544'S 2815'E},
Durban {2951'S 3101'E};
Maputu {2555'S 3235'E}.
Agnes {2550'S 3104'E},
Barberton {2543'S 3107'E},
East Rand {2543'S 3107'E},
New Consort {2539'S 3105'E},
Pioneer {2550'S 3058'E},
Fortuna {2548'S 3103'E},
Fairview {2543'S 3107'E},
Sheba {2543'S 3108'E} (SAR);
РЁдЈ‘нќ…н°Ёиџ»2600'S/3113'E} (Swaz.).
The node is
in an ocean.
Find on N.-E.
from the gold-mines.
#21 30°S 80°E (Indian Ocean)
#22 30°S 120°E 28-30S
1N / 2W S.-W. Australia Perth {3157'S 11552'E},
Kalgoorlie {3045'S 12128'E}.
Gibson {2945'S 11710'E}, Star Mining {2805'S 11750'E}, Youanmi{2836'S 11849'E}, Saint George {2804'S 11750'E}, Hill 50 {2802'S 11747'E}.
#23 30°S 160°E (Pacific Ocean) is. Lord Howe (Austral.) {3145'S 15815'E}.
#24 30°S 160°W (Pacific Ocean)
#25 30°S 120°W (Pacific Ocean)
#26* 30°S 80°W 30-31S
0,5S / 9E S. America: Chile Antofagasta {2338'S 7024'W}. Andacollo {3014'S 7106'W},
Punitaqui {3047'S 7129'W}.
It is in an ocean.
#27 30°S 40°W (Atlantic Ocean)
#28 75°S 0°E Antarctica Novolazarevskaya (RF) {70S 11E}; Kohnen (Germ.) {75S 00}; НЅкі°жћЁInd.) {71S 12E}; SANAE IV (SAR) {72S 03W}; Tor, Troll (Norw.) {72S 5E}.
#29 75°S 40°E Antarctica Molodezhnaya (RF, cons.) {67S 45E}; Dome Fuji {77S 40E}, Mizuho {71S 44E}, Showa {69S 40E} (Jap.).
#30 75°S 80°E Antarctica Mirny (RF) {66S 93E},
Progress (RF) {69S 76E},
Soyuz (RF, cons.) {70S 68E};
Davis (Australia) {68S 77E},
Law-Racovita (Rom.) {69S 76E}.
#31 75°S 120°E Antarctica Concordia (It., Fr.) {75S 123E},
Vostok (RF) {78S 106W}.
#32 75°S 160°E Antarctica Leningradskaya (RF, cons.) {69S 159E};
McMurdo (USA) {78S 167E};
Scott (N. Zel.) {78S 167E}.
#33* 75°S 160°W Antarctica The Ross sea.
#34 75°S 120°W Antarctica Russkaya (RF, cons.) {74S 136W}.
#35 75°S 80°W Antarctica Parodi (Chile) {80S 81W}.
#36* 75°S 40°W Antarctica Bellingshausen (RF) {62S 58W}; Belgrano II (Arg.) {78S 35W}; Frei (Chile) {62S 58W}. A region of the Weddell Sea.

I published these suppositions in 2001 on myself website [10]. In April 2012, I reported on this subject in the Saratov State Technical University on the All-Russian Conference "Co-evolution of geosphere, from the core to the Cosmos (Saratov).

3. Problems and research directions

Are these coincidences accidental or natural? If they are natural the following questions appear:

  1. What is the reason of these common factors (circular magma convection, "power frame" of Earth, cryslal-formed Earth's core, "directed" meteorite fall...)?
  2. What common features do the indicated goldfields have (time, origin, size, tenor, gradient...) [4, 6]? What other facts may be discovered while analyzing these auriferous regions (mineralization, metallogeny...)?
  3. Is it possible to determine the coordinates of these nodes and nearby gold-bearing places (up to 0,5-1°) more accurately? For example:
    1. some nodes or some real goldfields can be taken as basic;
    2. this grid can be adapted so as to minimize the divergences between conditional nodes and real accumulations of gold mines;
    3. it is possible to define an unknown gold-bearing zone according to closely-spaced discovered zones (and it is possible to do this in a variety of ways)
  4. Is it possible to make the orientation more precise (to confine 100-km square coordinates to 5-10 km square)? For example taking into consideration the concomitant features (landscape, geologic, geochemistry...) [1, 4, 5]?
  5. Is this "gold net" correct from geometric point of view: are GGG-lines parallel? Are the intervals between GGG-lines identical? Is the longitudes determined correctly (may be not 9 "lobules" of 40° but 8 ones of 45°)? Are there auriferous zones in the middle between the nodes?
  6. Is this "auriferous net" tied with geographic or magnetic poles?
  7. Why is the found Global gold-bearing net is symmetric to equator and shifted to 15° to the north? Maybe the reason is a gravity response of mainlands to the Earth's core? If you move GGG to the north - you will get 3 symmetrical belt along the Earth's axis, and if the south - 4.
  8. The nodes in oceans are the same gold-bearing?
  9. Being of an evident industrial and economic importance, what breakthrough thing does this discovery give to the development of science and in what directions (planetary synergetics, interaction between geospheres and core, geophysics of the terrestrial planets)?

The author of this article already has some observations and assumptions as regards a number of these points. He found an additional number of patterns and features that allow to define a gold-bearing area more accurate. But as he is a professional analyst but not a geologist he would like to discuss these questions with a scientific community and develop a technology of finding goldfields together according to the described "net", if it is real of course.

4. Preliminary results

But even now it is possible to show the following perspective places for exploration works. This is not only an exploration of gold deposits in the new zones, but also more accurate definition of the probable gold-bearing areas on the well-known auriferous zones.

  1. The region of "Vologda-city - Lubim-town" (Russia);
  2. Shetland Islands (Great Britain) and, maybe, Faroe and Orkney islands;
  3. The region around the river Ob southward of Nizhnevartovsk-city (Russia);
  4. In Canada northward of Fort Nelson;
  5. In Canada to the west of Hudson Bay on the Peninsula Ungava;
  6. The region of the Caribbean Sea between Nicaragua (rich in gold) and Cuba (close by Jamaica) - it is possible on the all of the Caribbean countries;
  7. In the east of Ethiopia, in Eritrea, Djibouti and on the shores of the Red Sea in Sudan (and, maybe, in Yemen and Saudi Arabia) - southward of the Nubian gold-mines which belong to Ancient Egypt;
  8. To the east of the main gold-field places of South Africa, in Lesotho, in the South of Mozambique, (and, maybe, in the South of Madagascar);
  9. Some other places (including nearby islands around an ocean node) - first of all, the volcanic island Lord Howe (Australia).

In 2001 I wasn't aware of the goldfields in Scotland and Greenland - I had only a guess-work.

Besides, I presumed the existing of a gold-field region in Northern-Western Russia (nearby Vologda-city approximately). The interesting point is that on April 1, 2004 website (dedicated to prices for noble metals) published an article that fields of gold and diamonds are assumed to be spaced in Lubim district of Yaroslavl region [8]. Lubim-town {58°21' нћѕнїЁ. 40°42' ..} is located near the Vologda-city {59°13' нћѕнїЁ. 39°54' ..}. It could be the "1st-of-April joke" but this conjunction is amusing. Then I found the confirmation. The presence of alluvial gold in the Vologda region and surrounding areas (Kostroma, Kirov) is corroborated by other information from the Internet [9]. By the way, not far from these places within Buy-town area of the Kostroma region there is the Uglich Break (58°29' North and 41°31' East). And at a small distance to the west but in any case geographically close to this place there is the source of the Great Russian river Volga (57°15' North and 32°28' East).

As regards the Antarctic "gold nodes" I would like to say that their exploration is not hopeless too. First and foremost they are situated not far from the sea side that is melting. At least it would be better to place scientific exploration stations within these nodes regions (or to move the nearest stations there). Some stations are very close to the nodes (deviation less than 5): German "Kohnen" (node 28), Japanese "Dome Fuji" (node 29) and Italian-French "Concordia" (node 31). These gold provinces in Antarctica could be carried out an international project for the extraction of gold. Overview of the Antarctic nodes, taking into account climate, thickness of ice, location of research stations of the world is the special article.

5. Hypotheses

According to a preliminary hypothesis, which is verified by the author of this work, closer to the nodes goldfields are ore deposits and more distant goldfields are placer. Is not excluded that gold placers formed not only in underwater and terrestrial conditions, but also underground. So, to 3 factors of placer formation (wind, rain, rivers) can be added and others, yet unknown to us. Perhaps this is the fourth factor was decisive in forming the South African gold, far from the ocean gold-bearing node.

We hope that this article be interested in geological exploration institutes and mining companies.

6. Conclusions

  1. With further study the discovered regularity (this is the scientific novelty) will determine the location of unknown gold-bearing zones and discover new goldfields out of the well-known zones.
  2. Search of the nature of this phenomenon will enhance our knowledge about the structure of the terrestrial planets and the emergence regular structures within them. This, in turn, could help predict the location of other minerals.
  3. Probably our knowledge in volcanology, seismology, geotectonics will also expand and deepen.
  4. And the use of this knowledge in planetary science will help determine the location of space probes landings and exploring of minerals on the Moon, the terrestrial planets and satellites of the giant planets.

In conclusion I would like to add that this study began in the early 80s. Then, as a student, I became interested in an article in the magazine "Technique for Youth" about a possible crystalline form of the Earth core and phenomena on its vertices. Then I noticed gold deposits on some nodes of the dodecahedral network. My observation was a note in the article in the "TM" for January 1982 ( 1). Subsequently I was revealed auriferous network of 36 nodes as described in this article.

7. Bibliography (on Russian)

  1. Avdonin V.V., Starostin V.I. Mining geology. Moscow: Publishing center "Academy", 2010 - 384 pages.
  2. Atlas of the World. Responsible editor Sergeeva S.I. Moscow: Main Administration of Geodesy and Cartography of USSR, 1989 - 337 pages.
  3. Encyclopedia of mining. Editor-in-Chief Kozlovsky E.A., 5 volumes. Moscow: "Big Russian Encyclopedia", "Direct Media Publishing", 2006.
  4. Korobeynikov A.F., Mironov A.G. Geochemistry of gold in endogenous processes, and the conditions of forming of gold veins. Novosibirsk: "Science", 1992 - 217 pages.
  5. Kultiasov S.V. Gold: where and how can you find it in the nature. Moscow: "Gosgeolizdat", 1941 - 39 pages.
  6. Petrovskaya N.V. Gold nuggets. Moscow: "Science", 1983 - 191 pages.
  7. - "The Goldfields".
  8. - "There are goldfields in the Yaroslavl region:"
  9. - "The regularity of the goldfields location on the Igor Garshin Website". Here craft materials and other observations are collected.

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