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Veria ophiolite complex, Ianthia, Central Macedonia, Greecei
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
40° North , 22° East (est.)
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~40km
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More than 100 isolated chromite occurrences, elongated lenses, following the NW–SE trend of the host serpentinized dunite, have been described in a 60 km2 area, 15 km, SE of Veria

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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15 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Andradite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Reference: Tsoupas, G., & Economou-Eliopoulos, M. (2008). High PGE contents and extremely abundant PGE-minerals hosted in chromitites from the Veria ophiolite complex, northern Greece. Ore Geology Reviews, 33(1), 3-19.
Awaruite
Formula: Ni3Fe
Reference: Tsoupas, G., & Economou-Eliopoulos, M. (2008). High PGE contents and extremely abundant PGE-minerals hosted in chromitites from the Veria ophiolite complex, northern Greece. Ore Geology Reviews, 33(1), 3-19.
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: Tsoupas, G., & Economou-Eliopoulos, M. (2008). High PGE contents and extremely abundant PGE-minerals hosted in chromitites from the Veria ophiolite complex, northern Greece. Ore Geology Reviews, 33(1), 3-19.
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Tsoupas, G., & Economou-Eliopoulos, M. (2008). High PGE contents and extremely abundant PGE-minerals hosted in chromitites from the Veria ophiolite complex, northern Greece. Ore Geology Reviews, 33(1), 3-19.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: Tsoupas, G., & Economou-Eliopoulos, M. (2008). High PGE contents and extremely abundant PGE-minerals hosted in chromitites from the Veria ophiolite complex, northern Greece. Ore Geology Reviews, 33(1), 3-19.
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Tsoupas, G., & Economou-Eliopoulos, M. (2008). High PGE contents and extremely abundant PGE-minerals hosted in chromitites from the Veria ophiolite complex, northern Greece. Ore Geology Reviews, 33(1), 3-19.
Heazlewoodite
Formula: Ni3S2
Reference: Tsoupas, G., & Economou-Eliopoulos, M. (2008). High PGE contents and extremely abundant PGE-minerals hosted in chromitites from the Veria ophiolite complex, northern Greece. Ore Geology Reviews, 33(1), 3-19.
Hollingworthite
Formula: (Rh,Pt,Pd)AsS
Reference: Tsoupas, G., & Economou-Eliopoulos, M. (2008). High PGE contents and extremely abundant PGE-minerals hosted in chromitites from the Veria ophiolite complex, northern Greece. Ore Geology Reviews, 33(1), 3-19.
Irarsite
Formula: (Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
Reference: Tsoupas, G., & Economou-Eliopoulos, M. (2008). High PGE contents and extremely abundant PGE-minerals hosted in chromitites from the Veria ophiolite complex, northern Greece. Ore Geology Reviews, 33(1), 3-19.
Laurite
Formula: RuS2
Reference: Tsoupas, G., & Economou-Eliopoulos, M. (2008). High PGE contents and extremely abundant PGE-minerals hosted in chromitites from the Veria ophiolite complex, northern Greece. Ore Geology Reviews, 33(1), 3-19.
Majakite
Formula: PdNiAs
Reference: Tsoupas, G., & Economou-Eliopoulos, M. (2008). High PGE contents and extremely abundant PGE-minerals hosted in chromitites from the Veria ophiolite complex, northern Greece. Ore Geology Reviews, 33(1), 3-19.
Maucherite
Formula: Ni11As8
Reference: Tsoupas, G., & Economou-Eliopoulos, M. (2008). High PGE contents and extremely abundant PGE-minerals hosted in chromitites from the Veria ophiolite complex, northern Greece. Ore Geology Reviews, 33(1), 3-19.
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'
Reference: Tsoupas, G., & Economou-Eliopoulos, M. (2008). High PGE contents and extremely abundant PGE-minerals hosted in chromitites from the Veria ophiolite complex, northern Greece. Ore Geology Reviews, 33(1), 3-19.
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)Σ9S8
Reference: Tsoupas, G., & Economou-Eliopoulos, M. (2008). High PGE contents and extremely abundant PGE-minerals hosted in chromitites from the Veria ophiolite complex, northern Greece. Ore Geology Reviews, 33(1), 3-19.
Platarsite
Formula: PtAsS
Reference: Tsoupas, G., & Economou-Eliopoulos, M. (2008). High PGE contents and extremely abundant PGE-minerals hosted in chromitites from the Veria ophiolite complex, northern Greece. Ore Geology Reviews, 33(1), 3-19.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Tsoupas, G., & Economou-Eliopoulos, M. (2008). High PGE contents and extremely abundant PGE-minerals hosted in chromitites from the Veria ophiolite complex, northern Greece. Ore Geology Reviews, 33(1), 3-19.
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Reference: Tsoupas, G., & Economou-Eliopoulos, M. (2008). High PGE contents and extremely abundant PGE-minerals hosted in chromitites from the Veria ophiolite complex, northern Greece. Ore Geology Reviews, 33(1), 3-19.
'Serpentine Subgroup var: Bastite'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Reference: Tsoupas, G., & Economou-Eliopoulos, M. (2008). High PGE contents and extremely abundant PGE-minerals hosted in chromitites from the Veria ophiolite complex, northern Greece. Ore Geology Reviews, 33(1), 3-19.
Tetraferroplatinum
Formula: PtFe
Reference: Tsoupas, G., & Economou-Eliopoulos, M. (2008). High PGE contents and extremely abundant PGE-minerals hosted in chromitites from the Veria ophiolite complex, northern Greece. Ore Geology Reviews, 33(1), 3-19.
Vasilite
Formula: (Pd,Cu)16(S,Te)7
Reference: Tsoupas, G., & Economou-Eliopoulos, M. (2008). High PGE contents and extremely abundant PGE-minerals hosted in chromitites from the Veria ophiolite complex, northern Greece. Ore Geology Reviews, 33(1), 3-19.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Awaruite1.AE.20Ni3Fe
Tetraferroplatinum1.AG.40PtFe
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Heazlewoodite2.BB.05Ni3S2
Hollingworthite2.EB.25(Rh,Pt,Pd)AsS
Irarsite2.EB.25(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
Laurite2.EB.05aRuS2
Majakite2.AC.25ePdNiAs
Maucherite2.AB.15Ni11As8
Pentlandite2.BB.15(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Platarsite2.EB.25PtAsS
Vasilite2.BC.25(Pd,Cu)16(S,Te)7
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Andradite9.AD.25Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
'var: Bastite'-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
Tetraferroplatinum1.2.4.1PtFe
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Majakite2.4.16.1PdNiAs
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Heazlewoodite2.5.3.1Ni3S2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Pentlandite2.7.1.1(FexNiy)Σ9S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Hollingworthite2.12.3.8(Rh,Pt,Pd)AsS
Irarsite2.12.3.7(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
Laurite2.12.1.10RuS2
Platarsite2.12.3.6PtAsS
Miscellaneous
Maucherite2.16.16.1Ni11As8
Vasilite2.16.22.1(Pd,Cu)16(S,Te)7
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Andradite51.4.3b.1Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
'var: Bastite'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Serpentine Subgroup (var: Bastite)D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
OOxygen
O AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
O Serpentine Subgroup (var: Bastite)D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O QuartzSiO2
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
MgMagnesium
Mg Serpentine Subgroup (var: Bastite)D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
AlAluminium
Al Serpentine Subgroup (var: Bastite)D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
SiSilicon
Si AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Si Serpentine Subgroup (var: Bastite)D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
SSulfur
S HeazlewooditeNi3S2
S Hollingworthite(Rh,Pt,Pd)AsS
S Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
S LauriteRuS2
S Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
S PlatarsitePtAsS
S Vasilite(Pd,Cu)16(S,Te)7
CaCalcium
Ca AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
MnManganese
Mn Serpentine Subgroup (var: Bastite)D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
FeIron
Fe AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Fe AwaruiteNi3Fe
Fe Serpentine Subgroup (var: Bastite)D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Fe TetraferroplatinumPtFe
NiNickel
Ni AwaruiteNi3Fe
Ni Serpentine Subgroup (var: Bastite)D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Ni HeazlewooditeNi3S2
Ni MajakitePdNiAs
Ni MaucheriteNi11As8
Ni Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
CuCopper
Cu Vasilite(Pd,Cu)16(S,Te)7
ZnZinc
Zn Serpentine Subgroup (var: Bastite)D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Zn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
AsArsenic
As Hollingworthite(Rh,Pt,Pd)AsS
As Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
As MajakitePdNiAs
As MaucheriteNi11As8
As PlatarsitePtAsS
RuRuthenium
Ru Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
Ru LauriteRuS2
RhRhodium
Rh Hollingworthite(Rh,Pt,Pd)AsS
Rh Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
PdPalladium
Pd MajakitePdNiAs
Pd Vasilite(Pd,Cu)16(S,Te)7
TeTellurium
Te Vasilite(Pd,Cu)16(S,Te)7
IrIridium
Ir Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
PtPlatinum
Pt Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
Pt PlatarsitePtAsS
Pt TetraferroplatinumPtFe

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