Evidence for differential mobility of platinum-group elements in the secondary environment in Shetland ophiolite complex

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/98645
Title:
Evidence for differential mobility of platinum-group elements in the secondary environment in Shetland ophiolite complex
Authors:
Prichard, H. M. (Hazel); Lord, R. A. (Richard)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. Clean Environment Management Centre (CLEMANCE).
Citation:
Prichard, H. M. and Lord, R. A. (1994) 'Evidence for differential mobility of platinum-group elements in the secondary environment in Shetland ophiolite complex', Transactions - Institution of Mining & Metallurgy, Section B, 103 (Jan-April), pp.79-86.
Publisher:
Maney Publishing
Journal:
Transactions - Institution of Mining & Metallurgy, Section B
Issue Date:
Jan-1994
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/98645
Abstract:
Pt and Pd anomalies were intersected in three 50m drill-holes in crustal dunites north of Baltasound in the Shetland ophiolite complex. The selection of targets for drilling was based, in part, on the identification of Pt and Pd anomalies in the overlying soils. Data collected during the surface exploration phase, which located platinum-group elements (PGE) in the soils and streams north of Baltasound, are used to assess the mobility of PGE and pathfinder elements in the secondary environment. A systematic upward increase in Pt in the soils over the mineralized horizon indicates that Pt remains in the soils and that Pd is more mobile. Further evidence for this is the higher Pt/Pd ratios in the soils (average, 1.3) than in the underlying dunite (average, 0.7). The mineralogy of the PGE in the mineralized dunites controls the geochemistry of these elements in the soils.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
platinum-group elements; mobility; secondary environment; Shetland ophiolite complex
ISSN:
0371-7453
Rights:
Author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 12/05/2010]
Citation Count:
22 [Scopus, 12/05/2010]

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dc.contributor.authorPrichard, H. M. (Hazel)en
dc.contributor.authorLord, R. A. (Richard)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-12T15:15:19Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-12T15:15:19Z-
dc.date.issued1994-01-
dc.identifier.citationTransactions - Institution of Mining & Metallurgy, Section B; 103(Jan-April):79-86en
dc.identifier.issn0371-7453-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/98645-
dc.description.abstractPt and Pd anomalies were intersected in three 50m drill-holes in crustal dunites north of Baltasound in the Shetland ophiolite complex. The selection of targets for drilling was based, in part, on the identification of Pt and Pd anomalies in the overlying soils. Data collected during the surface exploration phase, which located platinum-group elements (PGE) in the soils and streams north of Baltasound, are used to assess the mobility of PGE and pathfinder elements in the secondary environment. A systematic upward increase in Pt in the soils over the mineralized horizon indicates that Pt remains in the soils and that Pd is more mobile. Further evidence for this is the higher Pt/Pd ratios in the soils (average, 1.3) than in the underlying dunite (average, 0.7). The mineralogy of the PGE in the mineralized dunites controls the geochemistry of these elements in the soils.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherManey Publishingen
dc.rightsAuthor can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 12/05/2010]en
dc.subjectplatinum-group elementsen
dc.subjectmobilityen
dc.subjectsecondary environmenten
dc.subjectShetland ophiolite complexen
dc.titleEvidence for differential mobility of platinum-group elements in the secondary environment in Shetland ophiolite complexen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. Clean Environment Management Centre (CLEMANCE).en
dc.identifier.journalTransactions - Institution of Mining & Metallurgy, Section Ben
ref.citationcount22 [Scopus, 12/05/2010]en
or.citation.harvardPrichard, H. M. and Lord, R. A. (1994) 'Evidence for differential mobility of platinum-group elements in the secondary environment in Shetland ophiolite complex', Transactions - Institution of Mining & Metallurgy, Section B, 103 (Jan-April), pp.79-86.-
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