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Chromitite outcrops, Sierra Alpujata, Málaga, Andalusia, Spain

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General view of the Sierra Alpujata massif from el Nebral site

Chromitite outcrops, Sierra Alpujata, Málaga, Andalusia, Spain
General view of the Sierra Alpujata massif from el Nebral site

Chromitite outcrops, Sierra Alpujata, Málaga, Andalusia, Spain
General view of the Sierra Alpujata massif from el Nebral site

Chromitite outcrops, Sierra Alpujata, Málaga, Andalusia, Spain
Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 36° North , 4° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~86km
Locality type:Group of Outcrops
Köppen climate type:Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate


Chromitites pods in orthopyroxenite dykes cutting across a harzburgite massif

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Iberian Peninsula

Peninsula - 1,530 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


15 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: I. S. Oen, C. Kieft, E.A.J. Burke, A.B. Westerhof : "Orcelite and associated minerals in the Ni-Fe-As-S system in chromitites and orthopyroxenites of Nebral, Malaga, Spain", Bull. Minéral., 1980, 103, 198-208
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: I. S. Oen, C. Kieft, E.A.J. Burke, A.B. Westerhof : "Orcelite and associated minerals in the Ni-Fe-As-S system in chromitites and orthopyroxenites of Nebral, Malaga, Spain", Bull. Minéral., 1980, 103, 198-208
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: I. S. Oen, C. Kieft, E.A.J. Burke, A.B. Westerhof : "Orcelite and associated minerals in the Ni-Fe-As-S system in chromitites and orthopyroxenites of Nebral, Malaga, Spain", Bull. Minéral., 1980, 103, 198-208
'Chromitite'
Reference: Automatically generated from locality name
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: I. S. Oen, C. Kieft, E.A.J. Burke, A.B. Westerhof : "Orcelite and associated minerals in the Ni-Fe-As-S system in chromitites and orthopyroxenites of Nebral, Malaga, Spain", Bull. Minéral., 1980, 103, 198-208
Cummingtonite
Formula: ☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: I. S. Oen, C. Kieft, E.A.J. Burke, A.B. Westerhof : "Orcelite and associated minerals in the Ni-Fe-As-S system in chromitites and orthopyroxenites of Nebral, Malaga, Spain", Bull. Minéral., 1980, 103, 198-208
Heazlewoodite
Formula: Ni3S2
Reference: I. S. Oen, C. Kieft, E.A.J. Burke, A.B. Westerhof : "Orcelite and associated minerals in the Ni-Fe-As-S system in chromitites and orthopyroxenites of Nebral, Malaga, Spain", Bull. Minéral., 1980, 103, 198-208
Lizardite
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: I. S. Oen, C. Kieft, E.A.J. Burke, A.B. Westerhof : "Orcelite and associated minerals in the Ni-Fe-As-S system in chromitites and orthopyroxenites of Nebral, Malaga, Spain", Bull. Minéral., 1980, 103, 198-208
Maucherite
Formula: Ni11As8
Reference: I. S. Oen, C. Kieft, E.A.J. Burke, A.B. Westerhof : "Orcelite and associated minerals in the Ni-Fe-As-S system in chromitites and orthopyroxenites of Nebral, Malaga, Spain", Bull. Minéral., 1980, 103, 198-208
Millerite
Formula: NiS
Reference: I. S. Oen, C. Kieft, E.A.J. Burke, A.B. Westerhof : "Orcelite and associated minerals in the Ni-Fe-As-S system in chromitites and orthopyroxenites of Nebral, Malaga, Spain", Bull. Minéral., 1980, 103, 198-208
Nickeline
Formula: NiAs
Reference: I. S. Oen, C. Kieft, E.A.J. Burke, A.B. Westerhof : "Orcelite and associated minerals in the Ni-Fe-As-S system in chromitites and orthopyroxenites of Nebral, Malaga, Spain", Bull. Minéral., 1980, 103, 198-208
Orcelite
Formula: Ni5-xAs2, x ~ 0.25
Reference: I. S. Oen, C. Kieft, E.A.J. Burke, A.B. Westerhof : "Orcelite and associated minerals in the Ni-Fe-As-S system in chromitites and orthopyroxenites of Nebral, Malaga, Spain", Bull. Minéral., 1980, 103, 198-208
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'
Reference: I. S. Oen, C. Kieft, E.A.J. Burke, A.B. Westerhof : "Orcelite and associated minerals in the Ni-Fe-As-S system in chromitites and orthopyroxenites of Nebral, Malaga, Spain", Bull. Minéral., 1980, 103, 198-208
Parkerite
Formula: Ni3(Bi,Pb)2S2
Reference: I. S. Oen, C. Kieft, E.A.J. Burke, A.B. Westerhof : "Orcelite and associated minerals in the Ni-Fe-As-S system in chromitites and orthopyroxenites of Nebral, Malaga, Spain", Bull. Minéral., 1980, 103, 198-208
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)Σ9S8
Reference: I. S. Oen, C. Kieft, E.A.J. Burke, A.B. Westerhof : "Orcelite and associated minerals in the Ni-Fe-As-S system in chromitites and orthopyroxenites of Nebral, Malaga, Spain", Bull. Minéral., 1980, 103, 198-208
Polydymite
Formula: Ni2+Ni3+2S4
Reference: I. S. Oen, C. Kieft, E.A.J. Burke, A.B. Westerhof : "Orcelite and associated minerals in the Ni-Fe-As-S system in chromitites and orthopyroxenites of Nebral, Malaga, Spain", Bull. Minéral., 1980, 103, 198-208
Violarite
Formula: Fe2+Ni3+2S4
Reference: I. S. Oen, C. Kieft, E.A.J. Burke, A.B. Westerhof : "Orcelite and associated minerals in the Ni-Fe-As-S system in chromitites and orthopyroxenites of Nebral, Malaga, Spain", Bull. Minéral., 1980, 103, 198-208

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Chalcocite'2.BA.05Cu2S
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Covellite'2.CA.05aCuS
'Heazlewoodite'2.BB.05Ni3S2
'Maucherite'2.AB.15Ni11As8
'Millerite'2.CC.20NiS
'Nickeline'2.CC.05NiAs
'Orcelite'2.AB.10Ni5-xAs2, x ~ 0.25
'Parkerite'2.BE.20Ni3(Bi,Pb)2S2
'Pentlandite'2.BB.15(FexNiy)Σ9S8
'Polydymite'2.DA.05Ni2+Ni3+2S4
'Violarite'2.DA.05Fe2+Ni3+2S4
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Chromite'4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Group 9 - Silicates
'Cummingtonite'9.DE.05☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Lizardite'9.ED.15Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chromitite'-
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 5:2
Orcelite2.3.2.1Ni5-xAs2, x ~ 0.25
Parkerite2.3.4.1Ni3(Bi,Pb)2S2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Heazlewoodite2.5.3.1Ni3S2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Pentlandite2.7.1.1(FexNiy)Σ9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Millerite2.8.16.1NiS
Nickeline2.8.11.1NiAs
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Polydymite2.10.1.7Ni2+Ni3+2S4
Violarite2.10.1.8Fe2+Ni3+2S4
Miscellaneous
Maucherite2.16.16.1Ni11As8
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Cummingtonite66.1.1.1☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(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
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chromitite'-
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Cummingtonite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
OOxygen
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O Cummingtonite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
MgMagnesium
Mg Cummingtonite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
SiSilicon
Si Cummingtonite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
SSulfur
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CovelliteCuS
S HeazlewooditeNi3S2
S MilleriteNiS
S ParkeriteNi3(Bi,Pb)2S2
S Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
S PolydymiteNi2+Ni23+S4
S ViolariteFe2+Ni23+S4
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Fe ViolariteFe2+Ni23+S4
NiNickel
Ni HeazlewooditeNi3S2
Ni MaucheriteNi11As8
Ni MilleriteNiS
Ni NickelineNiAs
Ni OrceliteNi5-xAs2, x ~ 0.25
Ni ParkeriteNi3(Bi,Pb)2S2
Ni Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Ni PolydymiteNi2+Ni23+S4
Ni ViolariteFe2+Ni23+S4
CuCopper
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CovelliteCuS
AsArsenic
As MaucheriteNi11As8
As NickelineNiAs
As OrceliteNi5-xAs2, x ~ 0.25
PbLead
Pb ParkeriteNi3(Bi,Pb)2S2
BiBismuth
Bi ParkeriteNi3(Bi,Pb)2S2

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