This Volume contains proceedings of the all-Russian conference “Native gold: typical mineral assemblages, deposits formation conditions, applied research objectives”, which took place 29 to 31 of March 2010 in IGEM RAS, Moscow. The conference was devoted to a Great Russian scientist in gold deposits study Prof. Nina Petrovskaya (1910-1991). Proceedings contain new data on the following topics: (1) Typomorphic features of gold minerals in endogen and placer deposits, (2) Gold metallogeny and genetic models of gold and gold-bearing
deposits, (3) Scientific and methodological basement of gold deposits prospecting.
Proceedings are separated in two volumes in alphabetic order. The volume is supposed to be useful for a wide range of geologists and mineralogists,
as well as for students studying the corresponding disciplines. The cover: Native Gold in quartz, the Kochbulak
deposit, Uzbekistan, from the Kochbulak mine collection, Mag. 2x.