Large igneous provinces (LIP), in particular areas where continental flood basalts, volcanic and intrusive bodies are developed, occur on cratons as well as on passive continental margins and oceanic plateaus. Their genesis has recently awakened interest among magmatists and geologists dealing with problems of geodynamics, metallogeny, sedimentation, and paleoclimate. The reason is that these large-scale processes of magmatism lead not only to ample volumes of igneous rocks but also to the formation of large and even unique Cu-Ni-Pt, porphyry Cu-Mo, Ni-Co-As, Au, Sb-Hg, and other deposits, which mostly specify the LIP metallogeny.

In August, 2007, the International Symposium on Large...

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