Structural Aspects of the Geology of Falconbridge Nickel Mine, Sudbury District, Ontario

THE ore deposit mined by Falconbridge Nickel Mines, Limited, is one of the numerous nickel-copper sulphide bodies marginal to the large oyster~ shaped mass of differentiated norite in the Sudbury district, famous as the world's most important nickel producing field. The unique character of the ore deposits of the district has resulted in its intensive geological study over a period of more than fifty years. The results of these studies have given rise to a voluminous geological literature and to a great deal of controversy as to the genesis of the ores.
Keywords: Fault, Faults, greenstone, norite, ore, shear zone, Sudbury, Mine, Mines, mining, Ore, Ores
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