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, 3) and diagrams (Fig. B.3) show relatively uniform REE+Y patterns for the magnetite layers sampled from the three different gold deposits (i.e., Meadowbank, Meliadine and Musselwhite) and these data are discussed separately below. Comparisons to other studies of magnetite geochemistry are discussed in subsequent sections. In the Meadowbank area (Fig. B.3A), the magnetite bands show depletion in light REE (LREE) relative to middle and heavy REE (HREE) with Nd/Yb MUQ = 0.1-0.4 associated with slight to moderate positive La, REE+Y Systematics Despite some minor exceptions, the REE+Y normalized data presented in the tables (Tables B

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, In the Meliadine gold district (Fig. B.3B), most of the magnetite layers also show depletion in the LREE relative to middle and HREE

*. Eu/eu and . Muq-=-0, 9-1.9) and super-chondritic to chondritic Y/Ho values (Y/Ho = 24.7-34.9). In detail, samples MEL-032 and MEL-033 yield slightly anomalous HREE-depleted concentrations (Nd/Yb MUQ = 1.4-1.9) which are also associated with moderate positive La

, Minor to moderate positive Ce anomalies are also recognized in these samples (Ce/Ce* MUQ =

, 3C), magnetite layers show depletion in LREE relative to middle and HREE (Nd/Yb MUQ = 0.3-0.5) with associated slight to moderate positive La

V. Ti, . Cr, N. Mn, and ;. Dare, Zn occur in the magnetite, whereas the relatively high Si concentrations, as noted in the three deposits, are attributed to the presence of quartz and/or other silicate grains present along the line traverses. The moderate concentrations of Ba and Sr detected may reflect presence of feldspar, likely of metamorphic origin. In previous geochemical studies of magnetite, data have been normalized to bulk continental crust (values from Rudnick and Gao, 2003) in order to emphasize the partitioning behavior of the trace elements between magnetite, the magma, hydrothermal fluid, and co-crystallizing phases, Magnetite layer samples from the three deposits show relatively similar abundances of major and trace elements, as indicated in Figure B.4, which attests to their similar overall geochemistry. As expected, high concentrations of Fe, p.167, 2009.

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