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Abstract

The Chimo mine is located 40 km east of Val d’Or {Fig.1) in the eastern part of the Superior Province in the Canadian Shield. The deposit is hosted by mafic lava that forms part of the Trivio Group {Vogel, 1978). The Grenville Front is located only 12 km to the southeast. Although the first claims were staked in 1936, it was only in 1964 that Chimo Gold Mines started sinking a shaft to a depth of 190 m and deve1oped three 1eve1s. Production officia11y started in January 1966 and ended in August 1967. Up to this time, 63,162 ounces of gold had been produced from 140,000 metric tonnes of ore.

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