This special issue is focused on the geology and mineral deposits in the Mesoproterozoic St. Francois Mountains terrane of southeast Missouri, United States, and in the Paleoproterozoic Great Bear magmatic zone of Northwest Territories, Canada. Contributions in this special issue emphasize iron oxide-apatite (IOA) ± rare earth element (REE) and iron oxide-copper-gold (IOCG) and affiliated deposits (e.g., Hitzman, 2000; Barton, 2014). The volume includes results of studies by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Geological Survey of Canada (GSC), derived from research done for the USGS Mineral Resources Program, and from GSC research completed under auspices of the...

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