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Santa Elena ultramafic Nappe, Guanacaste Province, Costa Ricai
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
10° 0' 28'' North , 85° 28' 15'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Area:
250 km2
Köppen climate type:


Platinum bearing complex.

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Panama PlateTectonic Plate

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Mineral List


28 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Awaruite
Formula: Ni3Fe
Reference: Schwarzenbach, E. M., Gazel, E., & Caddick, M. J. (2014). Hydrothermal processes in partially serpentinized peridotites from Costa Rica: evidence from native copper and complex sulfide assemblages. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 168(5), 1-21.; Schwarzenbach, E. M., Gill, B. C., Gazel, E., & Madrigal, P. (2016). Sulfur and carbon geochemistry of the Santa Elena peridotites: Comparing oceanic and continental processes during peridotite alteration. Lithos, 252, 92-108.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Schwarzenbach, E. M., Gazel, E., & Caddick, M. J. (2014). Hydrothermal processes in partially serpentinized peridotites from Costa Rica: evidence from native copper and complex sulfide assemblages. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 168(5), 1-21.; Schwarzenbach, E. M., Gill, B. C., Gazel, E., & Madrigal, P. (2016). Sulfur and carbon geochemistry of the Santa Elena peridotites: Comparing oceanic and continental processes during peridotite alteration. Lithos, 252, 92-108.
Brucite
Formula: Mg(OH)2
Reference: Schwarzenbach, E. M., Gill, B. C., Gazel, E., & Madrigal, P. (2016). Sulfur and carbon geochemistry of the Santa Elena peridotites: Comparing oceanic and continental processes during peridotite alteration. Lithos, 252, 92-108.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Schwarzenbach, E. M., Gill, B. C., Gazel, E., & Madrigal, P. (2016). Sulfur and carbon geochemistry of the Santa Elena peridotites: Comparing oceanic and continental processes during peridotite alteration. Lithos, 252, 92-108.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Schwarzenbach, E. M., Gazel, E., & Caddick, M. J. (2014). Hydrothermal processes in partially serpentinized peridotites from Costa Rica: evidence from native copper and complex sulfide assemblages. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 168(5), 1-21.; Schwarzenbach, E. M., Gill, B. C., Gazel, E., & Madrigal, P. (2016). Sulfur and carbon geochemistry of the Santa Elena peridotites: Comparing oceanic and continental processes during peridotite alteration. Lithos, 252, 92-108.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Federica Zaccarini, Ronald J. Bakker, Giorgio Garuti, Thomas Aiglsperger, Oskar A. R. Thalhammer, Lolita Campos, Joaquin A. Proenza, John F. Lewis (2010) Platinum group minerals in chromitite bodies of the Santa Elena Nappe, Costa Rica: mineralogical characterization by electron microprobe and Raman–spectroscopy. Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana 62:161-171; Schwarzenbach, E. M., Gazel, E., & Caddick, M. J. (2014). Hydrothermal processes in partially serpentinized peridotites from Costa Rica: evidence from native copper and complex sulfide assemblages. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 168(5), 1-21.; Schwarzenbach, E. M., Gill, B. C., Gazel, E., & Madrigal, P. (2016). Sulfur and carbon geochemistry of the Santa Elena peridotites: Comparing oceanic and continental processes during peridotite alteration. Lithos, 252, 92-108.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Federica Zaccarini, Ronald J. Bakker, Giorgio Garuti, Thomas Aiglsperger, Oskar A. R. Thalhammer, Lolita Campos, Joaquin A. Proenza, John F. Lewis (2010) Platinum group minerals in chromitite bodies of the Santa Elena Nappe, Costa Rica: mineralogical characterization by electron microprobe and Raman–spectroscopy. Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana 62:161-171; Schwarzenbach, E. M., Gill, B. C., Gazel, E., & Madrigal, P. (2016). Sulfur and carbon geochemistry of the Santa Elena peridotites: Comparing oceanic and continental processes during peridotite alteration. Lithos, 252, 92-108.
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: Federica Zaccarini, Ronald J. Bakker, Giorgio Garuti, Thomas Aiglsperger, Oskar A. R. Thalhammer, Lolita Campos, Joaquin A. Proenza, John F. Lewis (2010) Platinum group minerals in chromitite bodies of the Santa Elena Nappe, Costa Rica: mineralogical characterization by electron microprobe and Raman–spectroscopy. Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana 62:161-171
Chromite var: Ferrian Chromite
Formula: Fe2+(Cr,Fe3+)2O4
Reference: Federica Zaccarini, Ronald J. Bakker, Giorgio Garuti, Thomas Aiglsperger, Oskar A. R. Thalhammer, Lolita Campos, Joaquin A. Proenza, John F. Lewis (2010) Platinum group minerals in chromitite bodies of the Santa Elena Nappe, Costa Rica: mineralogical characterization by electron microprobe and Raman–spectroscopy. Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana 62:161-171
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Schwarzenbach, E. M., Gazel, E., & Caddick, M. J. (2014). Hydrothermal processes in partially serpentinized peridotites from Costa Rica: evidence from native copper and complex sulfide assemblages. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 168(5), 1-21.; Schwarzenbach, E. M., Gill, B. C., Gazel, E., & Madrigal, P. (2016). Sulfur and carbon geochemistry of the Santa Elena peridotites: Comparing oceanic and continental processes during peridotite alteration. Lithos, 252, 92-108.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Schwarzenbach, E. M., Gazel, E., & Caddick, M. J. (2014). Hydrothermal processes in partially serpentinized peridotites from Costa Rica: evidence from native copper and complex sulfide assemblages. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 168(5), 1-21.
Cubanite
Formula: CuFe2S3
Reference: Schwarzenbach, E. M., Gazel, E., & Caddick, M. J. (2014). Hydrothermal processes in partially serpentinized peridotites from Costa Rica: evidence from native copper and complex sulfide assemblages. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 168(5), 1-21.; Schwarzenbach, E. M., Gill, B. C., Gazel, E., & Madrigal, P. (2016). Sulfur and carbon geochemistry of the Santa Elena peridotites: Comparing oceanic and continental processes during peridotite alteration. Lithos, 252, 92-108.
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Schwarzenbach, E. M., Gazel, E., & Caddick, M. J. (2014). Hydrothermal processes in partially serpentinized peridotites from Costa Rica: evidence from native copper and complex sulfide assemblages. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 168(5), 1-21.
Erlichmanite
Formula: OsS2
Reference: Federica Zaccarini, Ronald J. Bakker, Giorgio Garuti, Thomas Aiglsperger, Oskar A. R. Thalhammer, Lolita Campos, Joaquin A. Proenza, John F. Lewis (2010) Platinum group minerals in chromitite bodies of the Santa Elena Nappe, Costa Rica: mineralogical characterization by electron microprobe and Raman–spectroscopy. Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana 62:161-171
Heazlewoodite
Formula: Ni3S2
Reference: Schwarzenbach, E. M., Gazel, E., & Caddick, M. J. (2014). Hydrothermal processes in partially serpentinized peridotites from Costa Rica: evidence from native copper and complex sulfide assemblages. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 168(5), 1-21.; Schwarzenbach, E. M., Gill, B. C., Gazel, E., & Madrigal, P. (2016). Sulfur and carbon geochemistry of the Santa Elena peridotites: Comparing oceanic and continental processes during peridotite alteration. Lithos, 252, 92-108.
Irarsite ?
Formula: (Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
Reference: Federica Zaccarini, Ronald J. Bakker, Giorgio Garuti, Thomas Aiglsperger, Oskar A. R. Thalhammer, Lolita Campos, Joaquin A. Proenza, John F. Lewis (2010) Platinum group minerals in chromitite bodies of the Santa Elena Nappe, Costa Rica: mineralogical characterization by electron microprobe and Raman–spectroscopy. Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana 62:161-171
Laurite
Formula: RuS2
Reference: Federica Zaccarini, Ronald J. Bakker, Giorgio Garuti, Thomas Aiglsperger, Oskar A. R. Thalhammer, Lolita Campos, Joaquin A. Proenza, John F. Lewis (2010) Platinum group minerals in chromitite bodies of the Santa Elena Nappe, Costa Rica: mineralogical characterization by electron microprobe and Raman–spectroscopy. Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana 62:161-171
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Schwarzenbach, E. M., Gazel, E., & Caddick, M. J. (2014). Hydrothermal processes in partially serpentinized peridotites from Costa Rica: evidence from native copper and complex sulfide assemblages. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 168(5), 1-21.; Schwarzenbach, E. M., Gill, B. C., Gazel, E., & Madrigal, P. (2016). Sulfur and carbon geochemistry of the Santa Elena peridotites: Comparing oceanic and continental processes during peridotite alteration. Lithos, 252, 92-108.
Osmium
Formula: (Os,Ir,Ru)
Reference: Federica Zaccarini, Ronald J. Bakker, Giorgio Garuti, Thomas Aiglsperger, Oskar A. R. Thalhammer, Lolita Campos, Joaquin A. Proenza, John F. Lewis (2010) Platinum group minerals in chromitite bodies of the Santa Elena Nappe, Costa Rica: mineralogical characterization by electron microprobe and Raman–spectroscopy. Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana 62:161-171
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)Σ9S8
Reference: Schwarzenbach, E. M., Gazel, E., & Caddick, M. J. (2014). Hydrothermal processes in partially serpentinized peridotites from Costa Rica: evidence from native copper and complex sulfide assemblages. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 168(5), 1-21.; Schwarzenbach, E. M., Gill, B. C., Gazel, E., & Madrigal, P. (2016). Sulfur and carbon geochemistry of the Santa Elena peridotites: Comparing oceanic and continental processes during peridotite alteration. Lithos, 252, 92-108.
Polydymite
Formula: Ni2+Ni3+2S4
Reference: Schwarzenbach, E. M., Gazel, E., & Caddick, M. J. (2014). Hydrothermal processes in partially serpentinized peridotites from Costa Rica: evidence from native copper and complex sulfide assemblages. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 168(5), 1-21.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Schwarzenbach, E. M., Gazel, E., & Caddick, M. J. (2014). Hydrothermal processes in partially serpentinized peridotites from Costa Rica: evidence from native copper and complex sulfide assemblages. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 168(5), 1-21.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Schwarzenbach, E. M., Gazel, E., & Caddick, M. J. (2014). Hydrothermal processes in partially serpentinized peridotites from Costa Rica: evidence from native copper and complex sulfide assemblages. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 168(5), 1-21.; Schwarzenbach, E. M., Gill, B. C., Gazel, E., & Madrigal, P. (2016). Sulfur and carbon geochemistry of the Santa Elena peridotites: Comparing oceanic and continental processes during peridotite alteration. Lithos, 252, 92-108.
Ruarsite ?
Formula: (Ru,Os)AsS
Reference: Federica Zaccarini, Ronald J. Bakker, Giorgio Garuti, Thomas Aiglsperger, Oskar A. R. Thalhammer, Lolita Campos, Joaquin A. Proenza, John F. Lewis (2010) Platinum group minerals in chromitite bodies of the Santa Elena Nappe, Costa Rica: mineralogical characterization by electron microprobe and Raman–spectroscopy. Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana 62:161-171
Samaniite
Formula: Cu2Fe5Ni2S8
Reference: Schwarzenbach, E. M., Gazel, E., & Caddick, M. J. (2014). Hydrothermal processes in partially serpentinized peridotites from Costa Rica: evidence from native copper and complex sulfide assemblages. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 168(5), 1-21.; Schwarzenbach, E. M., Gill, B. C., Gazel, E., & Madrigal, P. (2016). Sulfur and carbon geochemistry of the Santa Elena peridotites: Comparing oceanic and continental processes during peridotite alteration. Lithos, 252, 92-108.
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Reference: Schwarzenbach, E. M., Gill, B. C., Gazel, E., & Madrigal, P. (2016). Sulfur and carbon geochemistry of the Santa Elena peridotites: Comparing oceanic and continental processes during peridotite alteration. Lithos, 252, 92-108.
Smythite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)3+xS4 (x=0-0.3)
Reference: Schwarzenbach, E. M., Gazel, E., & Caddick, M. J. (2014). Hydrothermal processes in partially serpentinized peridotites from Costa Rica: evidence from native copper and complex sulfide assemblages. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 168(5), 1-21.; Schwarzenbach, E. M., Gill, B. C., Gazel, E., & Madrigal, P. (2016). Sulfur and carbon geochemistry of the Santa Elena peridotites: Comparing oceanic and continental processes during peridotite alteration. Lithos, 252, 92-108.
Sugakiite
Formula: Cu(Fe,Ni)8S8
Reference: Schwarzenbach, E. M., Gazel, E., & Caddick, M. J. (2014). Hydrothermal processes in partially serpentinized peridotites from Costa Rica: evidence from native copper and complex sulfide assemblages. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 168(5), 1-21.; Schwarzenbach, E. M., Gill, B. C., Gazel, E., & Madrigal, P. (2016). Sulfur and carbon geochemistry of the Santa Elena peridotites: Comparing oceanic and continental processes during peridotite alteration. Lithos, 252, 92-108.
Taenite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Reference: Schwarzenbach, E. M., Gazel, E., & Caddick, M. J. (2014). Hydrothermal processes in partially serpentinized peridotites from Costa Rica: evidence from native copper and complex sulfide assemblages. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 168(5), 1-21.
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Schwarzenbach, E. M., Gill, B. C., Gazel, E., & Madrigal, P. (2016). Sulfur and carbon geochemistry of the Santa Elena peridotites: Comparing oceanic and continental processes during peridotite alteration. Lithos, 252, 92-108.
Violarite
Formula: Fe2+Ni3+2S4
Reference: Schwarzenbach, E. M., Gazel, E., & Caddick, M. J. (2014). Hydrothermal processes in partially serpentinized peridotites from Costa Rica: evidence from native copper and complex sulfide assemblages. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 168(5), 1-21.; Schwarzenbach, E. M., Gill, B. C., Gazel, E., & Madrigal, P. (2016). Sulfur and carbon geochemistry of the Santa Elena peridotites: Comparing oceanic and continental processes during peridotite alteration. Lithos, 252, 92-108.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Awaruite1.AE.20Ni3Fe
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Osmium1.AF.05(Os,Ir,Ru)
Taenite1.AE.10(Fe,Ni)
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Cubanite2.CB.55aCuFe2S3
Erlichmanite2.EB.05aOsS2
Heazlewoodite2.BB.05Ni3S2
Irarsite ?2.EB.25(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
Laurite2.EB.05aRuS2
Pentlandite2.BB.15(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Polydymite2.DA.05Ni2+Ni3+2S4
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Ruarsite ?2.EB.20(Ru,Os)AsS
Samaniite2.BB.Cu2Fe5Ni2S8
Smythite2.CC.10(Fe,Ni)3+xS4 (x=0-0.3)
Sugakiite2.BB.15Cu(Fe,Ni)8S8
Violarite2.DA.05Fe2+Ni3+2S4
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Brucite4.FE.05Mg(OH)2
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
var: Ferrian Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+(Cr,Fe3+)2O4
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Awaruite1.1.11.4Ni3Fe
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Taenite1.1.11.2(Fe,Ni)
Platinum Group Metals and Alloys
Osmium1.2.2.1(Os,Ir,Ru)
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
Heazlewoodite2.5.3.1Ni3S2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Pentlandite2.7.1.1(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Samaniite2.7.2.4Cu2Fe5Ni2S8
Sugakiite2.7.2.2Cu(Fe,Ni)8S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Smythite2.8.10.2(Fe,Ni)3+xS4 (x=0-0.3)
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Cubanite2.9.13.1CuFe2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Polydymite2.10.1.7Ni2+Ni3+2S4
Violarite2.10.1.8Fe2+Ni3+2S4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Erlichmanite2.12.1.16OsS2
Irarsite ?2.12.3.7(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
Laurite2.12.1.10RuS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Ruarsite ?2.12.4.4(Ru,Os)AsS
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
X(OH)2
Brucite6.2.1.1Mg(OH)2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
Chromite
var: Ferrian Chromite
-Fe2+(Cr,Fe3+)2O4
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BruciteMg(OH)2
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O Chromite (var: Ferrian Chromite)Fe2+(Cr,Fe3+)2O4
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O CupriteCu2O
O BruciteMg(OH)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg BruciteMg(OH)2
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
SiSilicon
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
SSulfur
S LauriteRuS2
S ErlichmaniteOsS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S HeazlewooditeNi3S2
S Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S ChalcociteCu2S
S SamaniiteCu2Fe5Ni2S8
S SugakiiteCu(Fe,Ni)8S8
S ViolariteFe2+Ni23+S4
S Smythite(Fe,Ni)3+xS4 (x=0-0.3)
S CubaniteCuFe2S3
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S PyriteFeS2
S PolydymiteNi2+Ni23+S4
S CovelliteCuS
S Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
S Ruarsite(Ru,Os)AsS
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Cr Chromite (var: Ferrian Chromite)Fe2+(Cr,Fe3+)2O4
MnManganese
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
FeIron
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Chromite (var: Ferrian Chromite)Fe2+(Cr,Fe3+)2O4
Fe Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe SamaniiteCu2Fe5Ni2S8
Fe SugakiiteCu(Fe,Ni)8S8
Fe ViolariteFe2+Ni23+S4
Fe Smythite(Fe,Ni)3+xS4 (x=0-0.3)
Fe AwaruiteNi3Fe
Fe CubaniteCuFe2S3
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe Taenite(Fe,Ni)
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
NiNickel
Ni HeazlewooditeNi3S2
Ni Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Ni SamaniiteCu2Fe5Ni2S8
Ni SugakiiteCu(Fe,Ni)8S8
Ni ViolariteFe2+Ni23+S4
Ni Smythite(Fe,Ni)3+xS4 (x=0-0.3)
Ni AwaruiteNi3Fe
Ni Taenite(Fe,Ni)
Ni PolydymiteNi2+Ni23+S4
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu SamaniiteCu2Fe5Ni2S8
Cu SugakiiteCu(Fe,Ni)8S8
Cu CubaniteCuFe2S3
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu CopperCu
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu CupriteCu2O
ZnZinc
Zn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
AsArsenic
As Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
As Ruarsite(Ru,Os)AsS
RuRuthenium
Ru LauriteRuS2
Ru Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
Ru Ruarsite(Ru,Os)AsS
RhRhodium
Rh Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
OsOsmium
Os ErlichmaniteOsS2
Os Osmium(Os,Ir,Ru)
Os Ruarsite(Ru,Os)AsS
IrIridium
Ir Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
PtPlatinum
Pt Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org

Eocene - Jurassic
33.9 - 201.3 Ma



ID: 3186035
Mesozoic-Cenozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (33.9 - 201.3 Ma)

Lithology: Mafic volcanic rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Zaccarini, Federica, Bakker, Ronald J., Garuti, Giorgio, Aiglsperger, Thomas, Thalhammer, Oskar A.R., Campos, Lolita, Proenza, Joaquin A., and Lewis, John F. (2010) Platinum group minerals in chromitite bodies of the Santa Elena Nappe, Costa Rica: mineralogical characterization by electron microprobe and Raman–spectroscopy. Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana, 62, 161-171.
Schwarzenbach, E.M., Gazel, E., and Caddick, M.J. (2014) Hydrothermal processes in partially serpentinized peridotites from Costa Rica: evidence from native copper and complex sulfide assemblages. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 168(5), 1-21.
Schwarzenbach, E. M., Gill, B. C., Gazel, E., & Madrigal, P. (2016). Sulfur and carbon geochemistry of the Santa Elena peridotites: Comparing oceanic and continental processes during peridotite alteration. Lithos, 252, 92-108.


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