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Boddington is a giant, enigmatic, and atypical Archean Au-Cu deposit hosted in a small, remnant greenstone belt within granite-gneiss and migmatite of the Southwest terrane of the Yilgarn craton, Western Australia. Primary Au and Cu (and Mo) mineralization consists of a network of thin fractures and veins, controlled by shear zones, and dominantly hosted by early dioritic intrusions and their immediate wall rocks, which comprise felsic to intermediate-composition volcanic and volcaniclastic rocks. The pre-~2714 Ma host rocks are typically steeply dipping and strongly deformed, with early ductile and overprinting brittle-ductile fabrics, and have been metamorphosed at mid- to upper...

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