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The Amulet group of Archaean (2.8 Ga) volcanic hosted massive sulphide deposit is located 13 km NW if Noranda in Quebec, Canada.

The deposits of the operation included:

  East Waite - 1.361 Mt @ 4.13% Cu, 3.26% Zn, 34.4g/t Ag, 1.99 g/t Au
  Waite-Amulet - 1.129 Mt @ 4.7% Cu, 2.97% Zn, 23.8 g/t Ag, 1.2 g/t Au
  Amulet A - 0.19 Mt @ 2.37 % Cu, 6.12 % Zn, 46 g/t Ag, 2 g/t Au
  Amulet Lower A - 4.69 Mt @ 5.14 % Cu, 5.28 % Zn, 44 g/t Ag, 1.4 g/t Au
  Amulet C - 0.544 Mt @ 2.2 % Cu, 8.5 % Zn, 95.6 g/t Ag, 0.65 g/t Au
  Amulet F - 0.254 Mt @ 3.54 % Cu, 3.4 % Zn, 5.1 g/t Ag, 0.58 g/t Au
  Amulet 11 - 0.45 Mt @ 3.65 % Cu, 2.38 % Zn, 29 g/t Ag, 0.7 g/t Au

as pyrite-pyrrhotite-chalcopyrite-sphalerite ore.

For detail see the reference(s) listed below.

The most recent source geological information used to prepare this summary was dated: 2000.    
This description is a summary from published sources, the chief of which are listed below.
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  References & Additional Information
   Selected References:
Beaty D W, Taylor H P  1982 - Some petrologic and oxygen isotopic relationships in the Amulet Mine, Noranda, Quebec and their bearing on the origin of Archean massive sulfide deposits: in    Econ. Geol.   v77 pp 95-108
Gibson H L, Watkinson D H, Comba C D  1983 - Silicification: hydrothermal alteration in an Archean geothermal system within the Amulet Ryolite Formation, Noranda, Quebec: in    Econ. Geol.   v78 pp 954-971
Kerr D J, Gibson H L  1993 - A comparison of the Horne volcanogenic massive Sulfide deposit and intracauldron deposits of the mine sequence, Noranda, Quebec: in    Econ. Geol.   v88 pp 1419-1442

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