Magmatic sulfide deposits contain 28% of the world’s terrestrial nickel resources, yet they are responsible for 58% of the world’s nickel production (Dalvi et al. 2004). The most significant sulfide resources are restricted to a small number of large mining camps like Sudbury and Noril’sk, which contain multiple deposits with resources exceeding one million tonnes of contained Ni. On average, a new Ni sulfide deposit is located about once per decade, the most recent example being Voisey’s Bay in Labrador.

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Magmatic Sulphide Deposits provides an updated summary of the state of understanding of the most important Ni sulfide...

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