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Anatomy of an ore deposit

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A major ore deposit that was formed by the flow of metal-laden seawater through hot rocks is at the Kidd Creek Mine in Ontario, Canada. These ores were deposited around deep-sea hot springs.

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Topic: Earth Science

Subtopic: Minerals and Resources

Keywords: Canada, Natural resources, Hydrogeology, ore deposits

Audience: General