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Mayarí-Baracoa Belt, Holguín Province, Cubai
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Latitude & Longitude:
20° North , 75° West (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~124km
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Paired ophiolitic belt in eastern Cuba with podiform chromite bodies and nickel deposits in the weathering crusts of ultramafic massifs. Contains some 174 chromite deposits.

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47 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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'Amphibole Supergroup'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Reference: Gevilla, F., Proenza, J.A., Frei, R.,González-Jiménez, J.M., Garrido, C.J., Melgarejo, J.C., Meibom, A., Díaz-Martínez, R., Lavaut, W. (2005) Distribution of platinum-group elements and Os isotopes in chromite ores from Mayarí-Baracoa Ophiolitic Belt (eastern Cuba). Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 150:6, 589-607.
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Aiglsperger, T., Oliete, M. P., Proenza, J. A., Sola, N. P., Linares, F. G., Jiménez, J. M. G., & Saunders, J. E. PGE distribution in Fe-Ni-Cu sulfides from the Potosí mine (Eastern Cuban Ophiolites). Mineral Resources to Discover - 14th SGA Biennial Meeting 2017, Volume 2 pp 411-414
Asbolane
Formula: (Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Domènech, C., Galí, S., Proenza, J., & Villanova-de-Benavent, C. (2014) Reactive transport simulation of the formation of Ni-laterite profiles (Punta Gorda, Moa Bay, Cuba). 21 st meeting of the International Mineralogical Association. p 81
Awaruite
Formula: Ni3Fe
Baddeleyite
Formula: ZrO2
Reference: Aiglsperger, T., Oliete, M. P., Proenza, J. A., Sola, N. P., Linares, F. G., Jiménez, J. M. G., & Saunders, J. E. PGE distribution in Fe-Ni-Cu sulfides from the Potosí mine (Eastern Cuban Ophiolites). Mineral Resources to Discover - 14th SGA Biennial Meeting 2017, Volume 2 pp 411-414
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: www.mineralogicalassociation.ca/doc/abstracts/cm3_Vol37_Jun99.pdf.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: González-Jiménez, J. M., Gervilla, F., Proenza, J. A., Augé, T., Griffin, W. L., & O’Reilly, S. Y. (2010). Contemporaneous Segregation of PGE-and BM-Rich Sulfide Melts and Chromite Crystallization: The Caridad Chromite Deposit, Mayarí-Baracoa Ophiolitic Belt (Eastern Cuba). 11th International Platinum Symposium Ontario Geological Survey, Miscellaneous Release–Data 269
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Chamosite
Formula: (Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Reference: Aiglsperger, T., Oliete, M. P., Proenza, J. A., Sola, N. P., Linares, F. G., Jiménez, J. M. G., & Saunders, J. E. PGE distribution in Fe-Ni-Cu sulfides from the Potosí mine (Eastern Cuban Ophiolites). Mineral Resources to Discover - 14th SGA Biennial Meeting 2017, Volume 2 pp 411-414
'Chlorite Group'
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Chromite var: Ferrian Chromite
Formula: Fe2+(Cr,Fe3+)2O4
Reference: www.mineralogicalassociation.ca/doc/abstracts/cm3_Vol37_Jun99.pdf.
Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Reference: www.mineralogicalassociation.ca/doc/abstracts/cm3_Vol37_Jun99.pdf.
Clinochlore var: Chromian Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5(Al,Cr)2Si3O10(OH)8
Reference: www.mineralogicalassociation.ca/doc/abstracts/cm3_Vol37_Jun99.pdf.
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: González-Jiménez, J. M., Gervilla, F., Proenza, J. A., Augé, T., Griffin, W. L., & O’Reilly, S. Y. (2010). Contemporaneous Segregation of PGE-and BM-Rich Sulfide Melts and Chromite Crystallization: The Caridad Chromite Deposit, Mayarí-Baracoa Ophiolitic Belt (Eastern Cuba). 11th International Platinum Symposium Ontario Geological Survey, Miscellaneous Release–Data 269
Cubanite (TL)
Formula: CuFe2S3
Reference: [Clark, 1993 - "Hey's Mineral Index"]
Cuproiridsite
Formula: (Cu,Fe)Ir2S4
Reference: González-Jiménez, J. M., Gervilla, F., Proenza, J. A., Augé, T., Griffin, W. L., & O’Reilly, S. Y. (2010). Contemporaneous Segregation of PGE-and BM-Rich Sulfide Melts and Chromite Crystallization: The Caridad Chromite Deposit, Mayarí-Baracoa Ophiolitic Belt (Eastern Cuba). 11th International Platinum Symposium Ontario Geological Survey, Miscellaneous Release–Data 269
Edenite
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Reference: Gevilla, F., Proenza, J.A., Frei, R.,González-Jiménez, J.M., Garrido, C.J., Melgarejo, J.C., Meibom, A., Díaz-Martínez, R., Lavaut, W. (2005) Distribution of platinum-group elements and Os isotopes in chromite ores from Mayarí-Baracoa Ophiolitic Belt (eastern Cuba). Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 150:6, 589-607.
Enstatite
Formula: MgSiO3
Reference: Domènech, C., Galí, S., Proenza, J., & Villanova-de-Benavent, C. (2014) Reactive transport simulation of the formation of Ni-laterite profiles (Punta Gorda, Moa Bay, Cuba). 21 st meeting of the International Mineralogical Association. p 81
Erlichmanite
Formula: OsS2
Reference: Gervilla, F., Proenza, J. A., Frei, R., González-Jiménez, J. M., Garrido, C. J., Melgarejo, J. C., ... & Lavaut, W. (2005). Distribution of platinum-group elements and Os isotopes in chromite ores from Mayarí-Baracoa Ophiolitic Belt (eastern Cuba). Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 150(6), 589-607.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
'Ferritchromit'
Reference: Gevilla, F., Proenza, J.A., Frei, R.,González-Jiménez, J.M., Garrido, C.J., Melgarejo, J.C., Meibom, A., Díaz-Martínez, R., Lavaut, W. (2005) Distribution of platinum-group elements and Os isotopes in chromite ores from Mayarí-Baracoa Ophiolitic Belt (eastern Cuba). Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 150:6, 589-607.
Forsterite
Formula: Mg2SiO4
Reference: Domènech, C., Galí, S., Proenza, J., & Villanova-de-Benavent, C. (2014) Reactive transport simulation of the formation of Ni-laterite profiles (Punta Gorda, Moa Bay, Cuba). 21 st meeting of the International Mineralogical Association. p 81
Gersdorffite
Formula: NiAsS
Reference: Gevilla, F., Proenza, J.A., Frei, R.,González-Jiménez, J.M., Garrido, C.J., Melgarejo, J.C., Meibom, A., Díaz-Martínez, R., Lavaut, W. (2005) Distribution of platinum-group elements and Os isotopes in chromite ores from Mayarí-Baracoa Ophiolitic Belt (eastern Cuba). Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 150:6, 589-607.
Gibbsite
Formula: Al(OH)3
Godlevskite
Formula: (Ni,Fe)9S8
Reference: Gevilla, F., Proenza, J.A., Frei, R.,González-Jiménez, J.M., Garrido, C.J., Melgarejo, J.C., Meibom, A., Díaz-Martínez, R., Lavaut, W. (2005) Distribution of platinum-group elements and Os isotopes in chromite ores from Mayarí-Baracoa Ophiolitic Belt (eastern Cuba). Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 150:6, 589-607.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Heazlewoodite
Formula: Ni3S2
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Hollingworthite
Formula: (Rh,Pt,Pd)AsS
Reference: González-Jiménez, J. M., Proenza, J. A., Gervilla, F., Melgarejo, J. C., Blanco-Moreno, J. A., Ruiz-Sánchez, R., & Griffin, W. L. (2011). High-Cr and high-Al chromitites from the Sagua de Tánamo district, Mayarí-Cristal Ophiolitic Massif (eastern Cuba): constraints on their origin from mineralogy and geochemistry of chromian spinel and platinum-group elements. Lithos, 125(1), 101-121.
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Aiglsperger, T., Oliete, M. P., Proenza, J. A., Sola, N. P., Linares, F. G., Jiménez, J. M. G., & Saunders, J. E. PGE distribution in Fe-Ni-Cu sulfides from the Potosí mine (Eastern Cuban Ophiolites). Mineral Resources to Discover - 14th SGA Biennial Meeting 2017, Volume 2 pp 411-414
Irarsite
Formula: (Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
Iridium
Formula: (Ir,Os,Ru)
Iridium var: Osmiridium
Formula: (Ir,Os,Ru)
Reference: Gevilla, F., Proenza, J.A., Frei, R.,González-Jiménez, J.M., Garrido, C.J., Melgarejo, J.C., Meibom, A., Díaz-Martínez, R., Lavaut, W. (2005) Distribution of platinum-group elements and Os isotopes in chromite ores from Mayarí-Baracoa Ophiolitic Belt (eastern Cuba). Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 150:6, 589-607.
Kashinite ?
Formula: (Ir,Rh)2S3
Reference: González-Jiménez, J. M., Proenza, J. A., Gervilla, F., Melgarejo, J. C., Blanco-Moreno, J. A., Ruiz-Sánchez, R., & Griffin, W. L. (2011). High-Cr and high-Al chromitites from the Sagua de Tánamo district, Mayarí-Cristal Ophiolitic Massif (eastern Cuba): constraints on their origin from mineralogy and geochemistry of chromian spinel and platinum-group elements. Lithos, 125(1), 101-121.
Laurite
Formula: RuS2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Lithiophorite
Formula: (Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
Lizardite
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Maghemite
Formula: (Fe3+0.670.33)Fe3+2O4
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Maucherite
Formula: Ni11As8
Reference: Gevilla, F., Proenza, J.A., Frei, R.,González-Jiménez, J.M., Garrido, C.J., Melgarejo, J.C., Meibom, A., Díaz-Martínez, R., Lavaut, W. (2005) Distribution of platinum-group elements and Os isotopes in chromite ores from Mayarí-Baracoa Ophiolitic Belt (eastern Cuba). Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 150:6, 589-607.
Millerite
Formula: NiS
Nontronite
Formula: Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Lazarenkov, V.G., Tikhomirov, I.N., Zhidkov, A.Y., and Talovina, I.V. (2005): Lithology and Mineral Resources 40(6), 521-527.
Orcelite
Formula: Ni5-xAs2, x ~ 0.25
Reference: Gevilla, F., Proenza, J.A., Frei, R.,González-Jiménez, J.M., Garrido, C.J., Melgarejo, J.C., Meibom, A., Díaz-Martínez, R., Lavaut, W. (2005) Distribution of platinum-group elements and Os isotopes in chromite ores from Mayarí-Baracoa Ophiolitic Belt (eastern Cuba). Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 150:6, 589-607.
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)Σ9S8
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Sperrylite
Formula: PtAs2
Reference: Aiglsperger, T., Oliete, M. P., Proenza, J. A., Sola, N. P., Linares, F. G., Jiménez, J. M. G., & Saunders, J. E. PGE distribution in Fe-Ni-Cu sulfides from the Potosí mine (Eastern Cuban Ophiolites). Mineral Resources to Discover - 14th SGA Biennial Meeting 2017, Volume 2 pp 411-414
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Uvarovite
Formula: Ca3Cr2(SiO4)3
Reference: Canadian Mineralogist, 37, 3: 777-788
Valleriite
Formula: (Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
Reference: Lazarenkov, V.G., Tikhomirov, I.N., Zhidkov, A.Y., and Talovina, I.V. (2005): Lithology and Mineral Resources 40(6), 521-527.
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Aiglsperger, T., Oliete, M. P., Proenza, J. A., Sola, N. P., Linares, F. G., Jiménez, J. M. G., & Saunders, J. E. PGE distribution in Fe-Ni-Cu sulfides from the Potosí mine (Eastern Cuban Ophiolites). Mineral Resources to Discover - 14th SGA Biennial Meeting 2017, Volume 2 pp 411-414
Zirconolite
Formula: CaZrTi2O7
Reference: Aiglsperger, T., Oliete, M. P., Proenza, J. A., Sola, N. P., Linares, F. G., Jiménez, J. M. G., & Saunders, J. E. PGE distribution in Fe-Ni-Cu sulfides from the Potosí mine (Eastern Cuban Ophiolites). Mineral Resources to Discover - 14th SGA Biennial Meeting 2017, Volume 2 pp 411-414

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Awaruite1.AE.20Ni3Fe
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Iridium1.AF.10(Ir,Os,Ru)
var: Osmiridium1.AF.10(Ir,Os,Ru)
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cubanite (TL)2.CB.55aCuFe2S3
Cuproiridsite2.DA.05(Cu,Fe)Ir2S4
Erlichmanite2.EB.05aOsS2
Gersdorffite2.EB.25NiAsS
Godlevskite2.BB.15(Ni,Fe)9S8
Heazlewoodite2.BB.05Ni3S2
Hollingworthite2.EB.25(Rh,Pt,Pd)AsS
Irarsite2.EB.25(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
Kashinite ?2.DB.15(Ir,Rh)2S3
Laurite2.EB.05aRuS2
Maucherite2.AB.15Ni11As8
Millerite2.CC.20NiS
Orcelite2.AB.10Ni5-xAs2, x ~ 0.25
Pentlandite2.BB.15(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sperrylite2.EB.05aPtAs2
Valleriite2.FD.30(Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Asbolane4.FL.30(Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
Baddeleyite4.DE.35ZrO2
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
var: Ferrian Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+(Cr,Fe3+)2O4
Gibbsite4.FE.10Al(OH)3
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Lithiophorite4.FE.25(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
Maghemite4.BB.15(Fe3+0.670.33)Fe3+2O4
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Zirconolite4.DH.30CaZrTi2O7
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Chamosite9.EC.55(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Clinochlore9.EC.55Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
var: Chromian Clinochlore9.EC.55Mg5(Al,Cr)2Si3O10(OH)8
Edenite9.DE.15{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Enstatite9.DA.05MgSiO3
Forsterite9.AC.05Mg2SiO4
Lizardite9.ED.15Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Nontronite9.EC.40Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Uvarovite9.AD.25Ca3Cr2(SiO4)3
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Amphibole Supergroup'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Chlorite Group'-
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Ferritchromit'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-
'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
Platinum Group Metals and Alloys
Iridium1.2.1.2(Ir,Os,Ru)
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 5:2
Orcelite2.3.2.1Ni5-xAs2, x ~ 0.25
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
Godlevskite2.7.4.1(Ni,Fe)9S8
Pentlandite2.7.1.1(FexNiy)Σ9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Millerite2.8.16.1NiS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Cubanite (TL)2.9.13.1CuFe2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Cuproiridsite2.10.1.15(Cu,Fe)Ir2S4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Kashinite ?2.11.12.2(Ir,Rh)2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Erlichmanite2.12.1.16OsS2
Gersdorffite2.12.3.2NiAsS
Hollingworthite2.12.3.8(Rh,Pt,Pd)AsS
Irarsite2.12.3.7(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
Laurite2.12.1.10RuS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Sperrylite2.12.1.13PtAs2
Hydroxysulfides and Hydrated Sulfides
Valleriite2.14.1.1(Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
Miscellaneous
Maucherite2.16.16.1Ni11As8
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
Maghemite4.3.7.1(Fe3+0.670.33)Fe3+2O4
AX2
Baddeleyite4.4.14.1ZrO2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
X(OH)3
Gibbsite6.3.1.1Al(OH)3
Miscellaneous
Asbolane6.4.9.1(Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
Lithiophorite6.4.1.1(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
A2B2O6(O,OH,F)
Zirconolite8.2.5.5CaZrTi2O7
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Forsterite51.3.1.2Mg2SiO4
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Uvarovite51.4.3b.3Ca3Cr2(SiO4)3
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Enstatite65.1.2.1MgSiO3
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Edenite66.1.3a.10{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Lizardite71.1.2b.2Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Nontronite71.3.1a.3Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Chamosite71.4.1.7(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Clinochlore71.4.1.4Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Amphibole Supergroup'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Chlorite Group'-
Chromite
var: Ferrian Chromite
-Fe2+(Cr,Fe3+)2O4
Clinochlore
var: Chromian Clinochlore
-Mg5(Al,Cr)2Si3O10(OH)8
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Ferritchromit'-
Iridium
var: Osmiridium
-(Ir,Os,Ru)
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-
'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 LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
H Clinochlore (var: Chromian Clinochlore)Mg5(Al,Cr)2Si3O10(OH)8
H Valleriite(Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
H NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H GibbsiteAl(OH)3
H Lithiophorite(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
H Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
H Asbolane(Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
H Edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
LiLithium
Li Lithiophorite(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O UvaroviteCa3Cr2(SiO4)3
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
O LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Chromite (var: Ferrian Chromite)Fe2+(Cr,Fe3+)2O4
O ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
O Clinochlore (var: Chromian Clinochlore)Mg5(Al,Cr)2Si3O10(OH)8
O RutileTiO2
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O CalciteCaCO3
O Valleriite(Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
O NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O Maghemite(Fe3+0.670.33)Fe23+O4
O HematiteFe2O3
O GibbsiteAl(OH)3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O Lithiophorite(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
O Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
O EnstatiteMgSiO3
O ForsteriteMg2SiO4
O Asbolane(Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O BaddeleyiteZrO2
O Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O ZirconoliteCaZrTi2O7
O Edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
FFluorine
F Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
NaSodium
Na NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Na Edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mg LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Mg ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Mg Clinochlore (var: Chromian Clinochlore)Mg5(Al,Cr)2Si3O10(OH)8
Mg Valleriite(Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
Mg EnstatiteMgSiO3
Mg ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Mg Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Mg Edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Al ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Al Clinochlore (var: Chromian Clinochlore)Mg5(Al,Cr)2Si3O10(OH)8
Al Valleriite(Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
Al NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al GibbsiteAl(OH)3
Al Lithiophorite(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
Al Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Al Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Al Edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si UvaroviteCa3Cr2(SiO4)3
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Si LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Si Clinochlore (var: Chromian Clinochlore)Mg5(Al,Cr)2Si3O10(OH)8
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Si EnstatiteMgSiO3
Si ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Si Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si Edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
SSulfur
S CubaniteCuFe2S3
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
S Valleriite(Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
S LauriteRuS2
S Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
S Hollingworthite(Rh,Pt,Pd)AsS
S ErlichmaniteOsS2
S HeazlewooditeNi3S2
S ChalcociteCu2S
S MilleriteNiS
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S Cuproiridsite(Cu,Fe)Ir2S4
S Godlevskite(Ni,Fe)9S8
S GersdorffiteNiAsS
S Kashinite(Ir,Rh)2S3
ClChlorine
Cl Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
CaCalcium
Ca UvaroviteCa3Cr2(SiO4)3
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca ZirconoliteCaZrTi2O7
Ca Edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ti Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti ZirconoliteCaZrTi2O7
CrChromium
Cr UvaroviteCa3Cr2(SiO4)3
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Cr Chromite (var: Ferrian Chromite)Fe2+(Cr,Fe3+)2O4
Cr Clinochlore (var: Chromian Clinochlore)Mg5(Al,Cr)2Si3O10(OH)8
MnManganese
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mn Lithiophorite(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
Mn Asbolane(Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
FeIron
Fe CubaniteCuFe2S3
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Fe Chromite (var: Ferrian Chromite)Fe2+(Cr,Fe3+)2O4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Fe Valleriite(Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
Fe NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe Maghemite(Fe3+0.670.33)Fe23+O4
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe AwaruiteNi3Fe
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe Cuproiridsite(Cu,Fe)Ir2S4
Fe Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe Godlevskite(Ni,Fe)9S8
CoCobalt
Co Asbolane(Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
NiNickel
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Ni Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Ni HeazlewooditeNi3S2
Ni MilleriteNiS
Ni AwaruiteNi3Fe
Ni Asbolane(Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
Ni Godlevskite(Ni,Fe)9S8
Ni OrceliteNi5-xAs2, x ~ 0.25
Ni MaucheriteNi11As8
Ni GersdorffiteNiAsS
CuCopper
Cu CubaniteCuFe2S3
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu Valleriite(Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu CopperCu
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
As Hollingworthite(Rh,Pt,Pd)AsS
As SperrylitePtAs2
As OrceliteNi5-xAs2, x ~ 0.25
As MaucheriteNi11As8
As GersdorffiteNiAsS
ZrZirconium
Zr BaddeleyiteZrO2
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
Zr ZirconoliteCaZrTi2O7
RuRuthenium
Ru LauriteRuS2
Ru Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
Ru Iridium (var: Osmiridium)(Ir,Os,Ru)
RhRhodium
Rh Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
Rh Hollingworthite(Rh,Pt,Pd)AsS
Rh Kashinite(Ir,Rh)2S3
OsOsmium
Os ErlichmaniteOsS2
Os Iridium (var: Osmiridium)(Ir,Os,Ru)
IrIridium
Ir Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
Ir Iridium(Ir,Os,Ru)
Ir Cuproiridsite(Cu,Fe)Ir2S4
Ir Iridium (var: Osmiridium)(Ir,Os,Ru)
Ir Kashinite(Ir,Rh)2S3
PtPlatinum
Pt Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
Pt SperrylitePtAs2

References

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Proenza, J., Gervilla, F., Melgarejo, J., Bodinier, J-L. (1999) Al- and Cr-rich chromitites from the Mayari-Baracoa ophiolitic belt (eastern Cuba); consequence of interaction between volatile-rich melts and peridotites in suprasubduction mantle. Economic Geology, 94:4, 547-566.
Proenza, J.A., Gervilla, F., Melgarejo, J.C. (2002) Los depósitos de cromita en complejos ofiolíticos: discusión de un modelo de formación a partir de las particularidades de las cromitas de Cuba Oriental. Boletín de la Sociedad Española de Mineralogía, (25), 97-128.
Lazarenkov, V.G., Tikhomirov, I.N., Zhidkov, A.Y., Talovina, I.V. (2005) Platinum Group Metals and Gold in Supergene Nickel Ores of the Moa and Nikaro Deposits (Cuba). Lithology and Mineral Resources, 40(6), 521-527.
Gevilla, F., Proenza, J.A., Frei, R.,González-Jiménez, J.M., Garrido, C.J., Melgarejo, J.C., Meibom, A., Díaz-Martínez, R., Lavaut, W. (2005) Distribution of platinum-group elements and Os isotopes in chromite ores from Mayarí-Baracoa Ophiolitic Belt (eastern Cuba). Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 150:6, 589-607.

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