Deposits in the Matagami VMS camp constituted the basis of research by W.H. MacLean and co-workers on the formulation of mass and volume change relations in altered rocks.

Matagami volcanic stratigraphy was dissected in detail into tholeitic, transitional and calc-alkaline sequences, and the paleostratigraphic and paleotopographic distributions of the VMS deposits were determined.


MacLean, W. H., 1984. Geology and ore deposits of the Matagami District. In Chibougamau - Stratigraphy and Mineralization.
Edited by: J. Guha and E.H. Chown. Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Special Volume 34, p. 483-495.

MacLean, W.H. and MacGeehan, P.J., 1976. Case History of the Garon Lake Mine.
Mineral Exploration Research Institute, Case History 1976-1, 67 p.

Liaghat, S. and MacLean, W.H., 1992. The Key Tuffite, Matagami Mining District: Origin of the tuff components, and mass changes.
Exploration and Mining Geology, v. 1, p. 197-207.

MacLean, W.H. and Davidson, A.J., 1978. Case History of the Bell Allard Mine, and a Study of the Key Tuffite, Matagami, Quebec.
Mineral Exploration Research Institute, Case History 1978-1, 55 p.

MacGeehan, P.J., MacLean, W.H. and Bonenfant, A., 1981. Exploration significance of the emplacement and genesis of massive sulphides in the Main Zone at the Norita Mine, Matagami, Quebec.
Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Bulletin, v. 74, #828, p. 59-75.

MacLean, W.H., 1988. Rare earth element mobility at constant inter-REE ratios in the alteration zone at the Phelps Dodge massive sulphide deposit, Matagami, Quebec.
Mineralium Deposita, v. 23, p. 231-238.

MacLean, W. H. and Kranidiotis, P., 1987. Immobile elements as monitors of mass transfer in hydrothermal alteration: Phelps Dodge massive sulfide deposit, Matagami, Quebec.
Economic Geology, v. 82, p. 951-962.

Kranidiotis, P. and MacLean, W.H., 1987. Systematics of chlorite alteration at the Phelps Dodge massive sulfide deposit, Matagami, Quebec.
Economic Geology, v. 82, p. 1898-1911.
Bonavia, F.F. and MacLean, W.H., 1986. Geology and ore enrichment factors at the Radiore mine, Quebec.
Mineralium Deposita, v. 21, p. 137-146.

Bonavia, F.F. and MacLean, W.H., 1983. Case History of the Radiore Mine.
Mineral Exploration Research Institute, Case History 1983-2, 32 p.

MacGeehan, P.J. and MacLean, W.H., 1980. Tholeiitic basalt-rhyolite magmatism and massive sulphide deposits at Matagami, Quebec.
NATURE, v. 283, p. 153-157.

MacGeehan, P.J. and MacLean, W.H., 1980. An Archean sub-seafloor geothermal system, 'calc-alkaline' trends, and massive sulphide genesis.
NATURE, v. 286, p. 767-771.

MacLean, W.H., 1984. Geology and ore deposits of the Matagami District.
Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Special Volume 34, p. 483-495.











































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