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Large igneous provinces (LIPs) represent significant reservoirs of energy and metals that can either drive or contribute to a variety of metallogenic systems. The relationships between LIPs and these various systems can be divided into four distinct although partially overlapping classifications: (1) LIPs form the primary source of commodities within mineral deposits (e.g., orthomagmatic Ni-Cu-PGE sulfides, or Nb-Ta-REE and diamonds for often LIP-related carbonatites and kimberlites, respectively); (2) LIPs either provide the energy to drive hydrothermal systems or can act as source rocks for hydrothermal ore deposits (e.g., volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposits)—in some cases LIP rocks can also...

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