Target-like products, that is,191–200Au,185–200Pt, and183–195Ir, from197Au target bombarded with12C ions at the energies of 180, 230, and 400 MeV/u were measured by using off-line gamma-ray spectrometry combined with chemical
separation procedures. Spallation systematics by Rudstam reproduces well the measured cross sections for formation of platinum
and iridium isotopes. It was found that the cross sections of gold nuclides increase with increase of the incident energy
in the range studied and they are enhanced if compared with the reported proton-induced reaction of gold at a similar incident
energy. It is suggested that the electromagnetic dissociation process plays a role for production of such gold nuclides.