Platinum-group element distribution in chromite ores from ophiolite complexes, western Turkey


Ucurum A., Lechler P., Larson L.

TRANSACTIONS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MINING AND METALLURGY SECTION B-APPLIED EARTH SCIENCE, vol.109, 2000 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 109
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Title of Journal : TRANSACTIONS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MINING AND METALLURGY SECTION B-APPLIED EARTH SCIENCE

Abstract

Selected chromite mines in western Turkey (Fig. 1) were the focus for a study of platinum-group element (PGE) and Au concentrations in chromite ores and host rocks. Forty-six underground chromite mines were sampled in ten districts. The chromite is hosted in peridotite, dunite, serpentinized harzburgite and Iherzolite rocks of late Jurassic to late Cretaceous age. A total of 113 ore and rock samples were collected and examined.