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The deposits of the Norilsk-Talnakh region in northern Russian are some of the richest in the world and the type example of a magmatic sulfide deposit associated with a large igneous province. The ores—massive and disseminated, Cu-, Ni-, and PGE-rich sulfides—are hosted in small mafic intrusions that intrude the sedimentary sequence that immediately underlies the Siberian flood volcanic sequence. In general the origin of the deposits is relatively well understood. Magma, probably from a large mantle plume, interacted with crustal rocks during its passage to the surface. The assimilation of evaporites led to the addition of sulfur and to...

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