Platinum-group minerals (PGM) occur as discrete inclusions in the chromite and in the associated silicates. Textural considerations suggest that the PGE chalcogenides with S and As were formed in the high-temperature magmatic stages, as part of the chromite precipitation event (primary PGM), in contrast with the native PGE, which originated during the low-temperature serpentinization of the ultramafic host of the chromitites (secondary PGM) (Torres-Ruiz, et al., 1996).
- Garuti, G., Gazzotti, M., and Torres-Ruiz, J. (1995) Iridium, rhodium, and platinum sulfides in chromitites from the ultramafic massifs of Finero, Italy, and Ojen, Spain. Canadian Mineralogist: 33: 509-520.
- Torres-Ruiz, J., Garuti, G., Gazzotti, M., Gervilla, F., and Hach-Alí, P.F. (1996) Platinum-group minerals in chromitites from the Ojen Iherzolite massif (Serrania de Ronda), Betic Cordillera, southern Spain. Mineralogy and Petrology: 56: 25-50.
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42 entries listed. 33 valid minerals. 1 type locality (valid mineral).
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Locality Updated: Woodsboro, Frederick Co., Maryland, USAFrom Bill Cordua, 13th Dec 2013 02:30:58