Mountain Massif


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Mountain Massif

 

a section of mountainous land that is more or less set apart and approximately equal in length and width, for example, Mont Blanc in the Alps and Mogoltau in Tien-Shan. Mountain massifs are characterized by relatively little dissection and are separated from adjacent mountain ranges by deep. wide valleys.

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1982, Mineral chemistry of ultramafic cumulates from the North Arm Mountain massif of the BW of Islands ophiolite: Evidence for high-pressure crystal fractionation of oceanic basalts: Journal of Geophysical Research, v.
1983, The structure of the sheeted dikes and associated rocks in the North Arm Mountain massif, Bay of Islands ophiolite complex, and the intrusive process at oceanic spreading centers: Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v.
1985, Major element variations in basalts ans diabases from the North Arm Mountain massif, Bay of Islands ophiolite: Implications for magma chamber processes at mid-ocean ridges: Tectonophysics, v.
All of the evidence, including airborne geophysical survey results, rock, silt and soil sampling, PIMA and geological mapping suggest the Nub Mountain Massif hosts potential for intermediate-sulphidation and epithermal to transitional gold bearing systems in proximity to the argillic to advanced argillic alteration zones.
The Nub Mountain Massif is a high-priority area with excellent discovery potential for bulk tonnage gold and silver deposits.