Understanding the role of footwall sulfur, ore mineralogy, and igneous stratigraphy in the formation of the Serpentine magmatic Cu-Ni deposit, Duluth Complex, northeastern Minnesota
The Serpentine deposit represents one of a number of large undeveloped magmatic Cu-Ni deposits of the 1.1 Ga Duluth Complex in northeastern Minnesota. The deposit comprises a historic resource of 393 million metric tonnes grading 0.41percent Cu and 0.14percent Ni. In comparison to other magmatic Cu-Ni deposits of the Duluth Complex, the Serpentine deposits stands out due to the occurrence of disseminated sulfide zones and lenses of massive sulfides. Many of the massive sulfide intersections occur close to the basal contact of the mafic to ultramafic intrusion hosting the deposit, the South ...
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