Chapter 3: Gold Deposits of the World-Class Timmins-Porcupine Camp, Abitibi Greenstone Belt, Canada*
Published:January 01, 2020
Benoît Dubé, Patrick Mercier-Langevin, John Ayer, Jean-Luc Pilote, Thomas Monecke, 2020. "Chapter 3: Gold Deposits of the World-Class Timmins-Porcupine Camp, Abitibi Greenstone Belt, Canada", Geology of the World’s Major Gold Deposits and Provinces, Richard H. Sillitoe, Richard J. Goldfarb, François Robert, Stuart F. Simmons
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The Timmins-Porcupine camp, with >2,190 metric tons Au (70.5 Moz) produced between 1906 and 2019, is the world’s largest Archean orogenic gold camp. The gold deposits of the camp are distributed over ~50 km of strike length along the Destor-Porcupine fault zone. This includes the world-class Hollinger-McIntyre and Dome deposits, which represent archetypal examples of large orogenic quartz-carbonate gold systems. The Dome deposit, where the ore is centered on a folded unconformity between Tisdale volcanic rocks and Timiskaming sedimentary units, also illustrates the spatial relationship between large gold deposits and a regional unconformity. Ore-forming hydrothermal activity in the camp...