Chapter 6: Volcanogenic Massive Sulfide Deposits of the Noranda Camp
Published:January 01, 2017
Thomas Monecke, Harold L. Gibson, Jean Goutier, 2017. "Volcanogenic Massive Sulfide Deposits of the Noranda Camp", Archean Base and Precious Metal Deposits, Southern Abitibi Greenstone Belt, Canada, Thomas Monecke, Patrick Mercier-Langevin, Benoît Dubé
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The Noranda camp in the southern Abitibi greenstone belt comprises over 20 volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits hosted by volcanic rocks of the 2704–2695 Ma Blake River Group. Decades of research and exploration have provided a firm understanding of the characteristics of these deposits as well as the geological controls on deposit location. Observations made on the deposits of the Noranda camp significantly contributed to the syngenetic model of massive sulfide formation and shaped the current understanding of ancient and modern sea-floor hydrothermal systems.
The Horne and Quemont deposits, which are the largest deposits in the Noranda camp, are hosted...