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Komatiite Magmas and Sulfide Nickel Deposits: A Comparison of Variably Endowed Archean Terranes

Economic Geology, v.107, pp.755–780 (Abstract)

Stephen J. Barnes, Marco L. FIORENTINI

Komatiites are found in most Archean granite-­‐greenstone terranes, but sulfide Ni mineralization associated with these rocks has a very biased distribution. The global endowment of sulfides Ni in Archean komatiites is overwhelmingly dominated by the Kalgoorlie terrane of the Eastern Goldfields Superterrane in the Yilgarn Craton.