Platinum and palladium in the Troodos ophiolite complex, Cyprus

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/98677
Title:
Platinum and palladium in the Troodos ophiolite complex, Cyprus
Authors:
Prichard, H. M. (Hazel); Lord, R. A. (Richard)
Affiliation:
The Open University. Department of Earth Sciences.
Citation:
Prichard, H. M. and Lord, R. A. (1990) 'Platinum and palladium in the Troodos ophiolite complex, Cyprus', Canadian Mineralogist, 28 (3), pp.607-617.
Publisher:
Mineralogical Association of Canada
Journal:
Canadian Mineralogist
Issue Date:
Sep-1990
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/98677
Abstract:
Platinum and palladium have been detected in sulfide bearing gabbros from the classic Troodos ophiolite complex of Cyprus, Concentrations of the platinum-group elements (PGE) in the Troodos gabbros give positively sloping chondrite-normalized pattems. Os, Ir and Ru are removed from the magma at an early stage, with chromitites, which have a negatively sloping chondrite-normalized pattern. Pt and Pd are fractionated to higher levels within the magmac hamber, and are concentrated at the base of the gabbros, but they also occur at higher stratigraphic levels in the gabbros. The PGE in fresher gabbros retain their magmatic chondrite-normalized patterns, though located in secondary platinum arsenide and palladium antimonide associated with actinolite. Evidence from the "type" ophiolite complex, on Troodos, supports the idea that significant levels of Pt and Pd are generally present in ophiolites.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
Troodos; Cyprus; platinum; palladium; gabbro; ophiolite
ISSN:
0008-4476
Rights:
Author can archive publisher's version/PDF. [Email from Business Manager of the Mineralogical Association of Canada]
Citation Count:
33 [Web of Science, 13/05/2010]

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorPrichard, H. M. (Hazel)en
dc.contributor.authorLord, R. A. (Richard)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-13T11:11:42Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-13T11:11:42Z-
dc.date.issued1990-09-
dc.identifier.citationCanadian Mineralogist; 28(3):607-617en
dc.identifier.issn0008-4476-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/98677-
dc.description.abstractPlatinum and palladium have been detected in sulfide bearing gabbros from the classic Troodos ophiolite complex of Cyprus, Concentrations of the platinum-group elements (PGE) in the Troodos gabbros give positively sloping chondrite-normalized pattems. Os, Ir and Ru are removed from the magma at an early stage, with chromitites, which have a negatively sloping chondrite-normalized pattern. Pt and Pd are fractionated to higher levels within the magmac hamber, and are concentrated at the base of the gabbros, but they also occur at higher stratigraphic levels in the gabbros. The PGE in fresher gabbros retain their magmatic chondrite-normalized patterns, though located in secondary platinum arsenide and palladium antimonide associated with actinolite. Evidence from the "type" ophiolite complex, on Troodos, supports the idea that significant levels of Pt and Pd are generally present in ophiolites.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMineralogical Association of Canadaen
dc.rightsAuthor can archive publisher's version/PDF. [Email from Business Manager of the Mineralogical Association of Canada]en
dc.subjectTroodosen
dc.subjectCyprusen
dc.subjectplatinumen
dc.subjectpalladiumen
dc.subjectgabbroen
dc.subjectophioliteen
dc.titlePlatinum and palladium in the Troodos ophiolite complex, Cyprusen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentThe Open University. Department of Earth Sciences.en
dc.identifier.journalCanadian Mineralogisten
ref.citationcount33 [Web of Science, 13/05/2010]en
or.citation.harvardPrichard, H. M. and Lord, R. A. (1990) 'Platinum and palladium in the Troodos ophiolite complex, Cyprus', Canadian Mineralogist, 28 (3), pp.607-617.-
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