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

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
40° North , 21° East (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~1km
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Name(s) in local language(s):
Ορυχείο Αετοράχες, Βούρινος Όρος, Κοζάνη, Μακεδον


A chromium mine 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


16 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: Mining Annual Review:1985:502.; Auge, T. (1985). Platinum-group-mineral inclusions in ophiolitic chromitite from the Vourinos Complex, Greece. The Canadian Mineralogist, 23(2), 163-171.
Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Reference: No reference listed
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: No reference listed
Diopside var: Chromian Diopside
Formula: Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
Reference: No reference listed
Irarsite
Formula: (Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990; Auge, T. (1985). Platinum-group-mineral inclusions in ophiolitic chromitite from the Vourinos Complex, Greece. The Canadian Mineralogist, 23(2), 163-171.
Iridium
Formula: (Ir,Os,Ru)
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990; Auge, T. (1985). Platinum-group-mineral inclusions in ophiolitic chromitite from the Vourinos Complex, Greece. The Canadian Mineralogist, 23(2), 163-171.
Iridium var: Osmiridium
Formula: (Ir,Os,Ru)
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990; Auge, T. (1985). Platinum-group-mineral inclusions in ophiolitic chromitite from the Vourinos Complex, Greece. The Canadian Mineralogist, 23(2), 163-171.
Laurite
Formula: RuS2
Reference: Auge, T. (1985). Platinum-group-mineral inclusions in ophiolitic chromitite from the Vourinos Complex, Greece. The Canadian Mineralogist, 23(2), 163-171.; Garuti, G. and Zaccarini, F. (1997) In situ alteration of platinum-group minerals at low temperaturte: evidence from serpentinized and weathered chromitite of the Vourinos complex, Greece. Canadian Mineralogist: 35: 611-626.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: No reference listed
Orcelite
Formula: Ni5-xAs2, x ~ 0.25
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
Osarsite
Formula: (Os,Ru)AsS
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990; Auge, T. (1985). Platinum-group-mineral inclusions in ophiolitic chromitite from the Vourinos Complex, Greece. The Canadian Mineralogist, 23(2), 163-171.
Osmium
Formula: (Os,Ir,Ru)
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990; Auge, T. (1985). Platinum-group-mineral inclusions in ophiolitic chromitite from the Vourinos Complex, Greece. The Canadian Mineralogist, 23(2), 163-171.
Osmium var: Iridosmine
Formula: (Os,Ir)
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990; Auge, T. (1985). Platinum-group-mineral inclusions in ophiolitic chromitite from the Vourinos Complex, Greece. The Canadian Mineralogist, 23(2), 163-171.
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)Σ9S8
Perovskite
Formula: CaTiO3
Reference: No reference listed
Pseudobrookite
Formula: Fe2TiO5
Reference: No reference listed
Rutheniridosmine
Formula: (Ir,Os,Ru)
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990; Auge, T. (1985). Platinum-group-mineral inclusions in ophiolitic chromitite from the Vourinos Complex, Greece. The Canadian Mineralogist, 23(2), 163-171.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: No reference listed
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: No reference listed

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Iridium1.AF.10(Ir,Os,Ru)
var: Osmiridium1.AF.10(Ir,Os,Ru)
Osmium1.AF.05(Os,Ir,Ru)
var: Iridosmine1.AF.05(Os,Ir)
Rutheniridosmine1.AF.05(Ir,Os,Ru)
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Irarsite2.EB.25(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
Laurite2.EB.05aRuS2
Orcelite2.AB.10Ni5-xAs2, x ~ 0.25
Osarsite2.EB.20(Os,Ru)AsS
Pentlandite2.BB.15(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Perovskite4.CC.30CaTiO3
Pseudobrookite4.CB.15Fe2TiO5
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Clinochlore9.EC.55Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
var: Chromian Diopside9.DA.15Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Platinum Group Metals and Alloys
Iridium1.2.1.2(Ir,Os,Ru)
Osmium1.2.2.1(Os,Ir,Ru)
Rutheniridosmine1.2.2.3(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 = 9:8
Pentlandite2.7.1.1(FexNiy)Σ9S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Irarsite2.12.3.7(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
Laurite2.12.1.10RuS2
Osarsite2.12.4.3(Os,Ru)AsS
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Perovskite4.3.3.1CaTiO3
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
AB2X5
Pseudobrookite7.7.1.1Fe2TiO5
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
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Clinochlore71.4.1.4Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Diopside
var: Chromian Diopside
-Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
Iridium
var: Osmiridium
-(Ir,Os,Ru)
Osmium
var: Iridosmine
-(Os,Ir)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
OOxygen
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O PerovskiteCaTiO3
O PseudobrookiteFe2TiO5
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O RutileTiO2
O ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O Diopside (var: Chromian Diopside)Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
MgMagnesium
Mg ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Mg Diopside (var: Chromian Diopside)Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
AlAluminium
Al ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
SiSilicon
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Si Diopside (var: Chromian Diopside)Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
SSulfur
S Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
S Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
S Osarsite(Os,Ru)AsS
S LauriteRuS2
CaCalcium
Ca PerovskiteCaTiO3
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca Diopside (var: Chromian Diopside)Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
TiTitanium
Ti PerovskiteCaTiO3
Ti PseudobrookiteFe2TiO5
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ti RutileTiO2
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Cr Diopside (var: Chromian Diopside)Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
FeIron
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe PseudobrookiteFe2TiO5
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
NiNickel
Ni OrceliteNi5-xAs2, x ~ 0.25
Ni Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
AsArsenic
As Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
As OrceliteNi5-xAs2, x ~ 0.25
As Osarsite(Os,Ru)AsS
RuRuthenium
Ru Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
Ru Osarsite(Os,Ru)AsS
Ru Iridium (var: Osmiridium)(Ir,Os,Ru)
Ru Rutheniridosmine(Ir,Os,Ru)
Ru LauriteRuS2
RhRhodium
Rh Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
OsOsmium
Os Osmium (var: Iridosmine)(Os,Ir)
Os Osarsite(Os,Ru)AsS
Os Iridium (var: Osmiridium)(Ir,Os,Ru)
Os Rutheniridosmine(Ir,Os,Ru)
Os Osmium(Os,Ir,Ru)
IrIridium
Ir Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
Ir Osmium (var: Iridosmine)(Os,Ir)
Ir Iridium (var: Osmiridium)(Ir,Os,Ru)
Ir Rutheniridosmine(Ir,Os,Ru)
Ir Iridium(Ir,Os,Ru)
PtPlatinum
Pt Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS

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