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Xerolivado Mine, Pontini and Chromion area, Vourinos Mt ophiolite complex, Kozani and Grevena border area, West Macedonia, Greecei
Regional Level Types
Xerolivado MineMine
Pontini and Chromion areaArea
Vourinos Mt ophiolite complexComplex
Kozani and Grevena border areaArea
West MacedoniaAdministrative Region
GreeceCountry

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 40° North , 21° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~1km
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


A chromium mine in chromite ore located near Pontini and Chromion. Produced 150,000 tons of ore (1984). Owned by Hellenic Ferroalloys (Hellenic Industrial and Mining Investment Co. group).
Located between Kozáni and Grevena.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


11 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Awaruite
Formula: Ni3Fe
Brucite
Formula: Mg(OH)2
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
'Chlorite Group'
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Cuproiridsite
Formula: (Cu,Fe)Ir2S4
Erlichmanite
Formula: OsS2
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Heazlewoodite
Formula: Ni3S2
Irarsite
Formula: (Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
Iridium
Formula: (Ir,Os,Ru)
Laurite
Formula: RuS2
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Awaruite1.AE.20Ni3Fe
Iridium1.AF.10(Ir,Os,Ru)
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Cuproiridsite2.DA.05(Cu,Fe)Ir2S4
Erlichmanite2.EB.05aOsS2
Heazlewoodite2.BB.05Ni3S2
Irarsite2.EB.25(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
Laurite2.EB.05aRuS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Brucite4.FE.05Mg(OH)2
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'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
Platinum Group Metals and Alloys
Iridium1.2.1.2(Ir,Os,Ru)
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Heazlewoodite2.5.3.1Ni3S2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Cuproiridsite2.10.1.15(Cu,Fe)Ir2S4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Erlichmanite2.12.1.16OsS2
Irarsite2.12.3.7(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
Laurite2.12.1.10RuS2
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
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
H BruciteMg(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
O CalciteCaCO3
O BruciteMg(OH)2
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
MgMagnesium
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mg BruciteMg(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
SSulfur
S LauriteRuS2
S HeazlewooditeNi3S2
S Cuproiridsite(Cu,Fe)Ir2S4
S Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
S ErlichmaniteOsS2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
MnManganese
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
FeIron
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe AwaruiteNi3Fe
NiNickel
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Ni HeazlewooditeNi3S2
Ni AwaruiteNi3Fe
CuCopper
Cu Cuproiridsite(Cu,Fe)Ir2S4
ZnZinc
Zn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
AsArsenic
As Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
RuRuthenium
Ru LauriteRuS2
Ru Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
RhRhodium
Rh Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
OsOsmium
Os ErlichmaniteOsS2
IrIridium
Ir Cuproiridsite(Cu,Fe)Ir2S4
Ir Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
Ir Iridium(Ir,Os,Ru)
PtPlatinum
Pt Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS

References

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Mining Annual Review (1985): 502.
Filippidis, A. (1996): Chemical variation of olivine in the serpentinite of the central section in the Xerolivado chrome mine of Vourinos, Greece. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Abhandlungen 170, 189-205.
Kapsiotis, A., Grammatikopoulos, T. A., Zaccarini, F., Tsikouras, B., Garuti, G., & Hatzipanagiotou, K. (2006). Platinum-group mineral characterisation in concentrates from low-grade PGE chromitites from the Vourinos ophiolite complex, northern Greece. Applied Earth Science: Transactions of the Institutions of Mining and Metallurgy: Section B, 115(2), 49-57.


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