Major Faults, Abitibi Region, Quebec

CIM Bulletin, 1946

DURING the past few years emphasis has been placed on the importance of major faults, fault zones, and associated structures in localizing ore deposition. This interest has developed partly through experience in mining camps in other parts of the world, and partly by the discovery of such structures associated with ore deposits in the Abitibi region, northwestern Quebec. The recognition of these structures has been brought about chiefly by detailed mapping that has been gradually extended along most of the southern gold belt of Quebec and across adjacent parts of Ontario.
Keywords: Abitibi, Archaean, Chibougamau, greywacke, Huronian, Precambrian, Fault, Faults, Gold, Rock, Rocks, Structure, Systems, Trends