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Nissi bauxite deposit, Lokris, Phthiotis, Central Greece, Greecei
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Nissi bauxite depositDeposit
Lokris- not defined -
PhthiotisRegional Unit
Central GreeceAdministrative Region
GreeceCountry

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Key
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
38° North , 22° East (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~85km
Locality type:
Name(s) in local language(s):
Κοιτάσματα Βωξίτη Νησιού, Λοκρίδα, Φθιώτιδα, Στερ


A transitional deposit between the karst bauxites and karstic nickel deposits.
Occur either as isolated typical Ni-laterite or bauxitic laterite ores or as an association of Fe-Ni ore at the lowest part of the deposit, followed by bauxitic laterite in its upper part.

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

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Bastnäsite'
Reference: Pantó, G. & Maksimović, Z. (2001): Two new rare earth minerals in an unusual mineralization of the Nissi bauxite deposit, Greece. Acta Geologica Hungarica 44, 81-93.
Bastnäsite-(La)
Formula: La(CO3)F
Reference: Sofia Kalatha, Maria Perraki, Maria Economou-Eliopoulos and Ioannis Mitsis (2017): On the origin of bastnaesite-(La,Nd,Y) in the Nissi (Patitira) bauxite laterite deposit, Lokris, Greece. Minerals 7, 45.
Birnessite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.5(Mn4+,Mn3+)2O4 · 1.5H2O
Reference: Pantó, G. & Maksimović, Z. (2001): Two new rare earth minerals in an unusual mineralization of the Nissi bauxite deposit, Greece. Acta Geologica Hungarica 44, 81-93.
Böhmite
Formula: AlO(OH)
Reference: http://www.min.tu-clausthal.de/www/sga/news15/art10.html
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: http://www.min.tu-clausthal.de/www/sga/news15/art10.html
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: http://www.min.tu-clausthal.de/www/sga/news15/art10.html
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: http://www.min.tu-clausthal.de/www/sga/news15/art10.html
Gibbsite
Formula: Al(OH)3
Reference: Pantó, G. & Maksimović, Z. (2001): Two new rare earth minerals in an unusual mineralization of the Nissi bauxite deposit, Greece. Acta Geologica Hungarica 44, 81-93.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: http://www.min.tu-clausthal.de/www/sga/news15/art10.html; Sofia Kalatha, Maria Perraki, Maria Economou-Eliopoulos and Ioannis Mitsis (2017): On the origin of bastnaesite-(La,Nd,Y) in the Nissi (Patitira) bauxite laterite deposit, Lokris, Greece. Minerals 7, 45.
'Halloysite'
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Pantó, G. & Maksimović, Z. (2001): Two new rare earth minerals in an unusual mineralization of the Nissi bauxite deposit, Greece. Acta Geologica Hungarica 44, 81-93.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: http://www.min.tu-clausthal.de/www/sga/news15/art10.html
'Hydroxylbastnäsite-(La)'
Formula: (La,Nd,Ce)(CO3)(OH,F)
Reference: Pantó, G. and Maksimović, Z. (2001) Two new rare earth minerals in an unusual mineralization of the Nissi bauxite deposit, Greece. Acta Geologica Hungarica: 44(1): 81-93.; Jambor, J.L. and Roberts, A.C. (2002) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 87: 765-768.
Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Nd) (TL)
Formula: Nd(CO3)(OH)
Type Locality:
Reference: Pantó, G. and Maksimović, Z. (2001) Two new rare earth minerals in an unusual mineralization of the Nissi bauxite deposit, Greece. Acta Geologica Hungarica: 44(1): 81-93.; Jambor, J.L. and Roberts, A.C. (2002) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 87: 765-768.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: http://www.min.tu-clausthal.de/www/sga/news15/art10.html
Lithiophorite
Formula: (Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
Reference: Pantó, G. & Maksimović, Z. (2001): Two new rare earth minerals in an unusual mineralization of the Nissi bauxite deposit, Greece. Acta Geologica Hungarica 44, 81-93.
'Manganese Oxides'
Reference: Jambor, J.L. and Roberts, A.C. (2002) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 87: 765-768.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: http://www.min.tu-clausthal.de/www/sga/news15/art10.html
Muscovite var: Illite
Formula: K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Reference: http://www.min.tu-clausthal.de/www/sga/news15/art10.html
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: http://www.min.tu-clausthal.de/www/sga/news15/art10.html
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: http://www.min.tu-clausthal.de/www/sga/news15/art10.html
'Smectite Group'
Formula: A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
Reference: http://www.min.tu-clausthal.de/www/sga/news15/art10.html
Takovite
Formula: Ni6Al2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Reference: Pantó, G. & Maksimović, Z. (2001): Two new rare earth minerals in an unusual mineralization of the Nissi bauxite deposit, Greece. Acta Geologica Hungarica 44, 81-93.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Birnessite4.FL.45(Na,Ca)0.5(Mn4+,Mn3+)2O4 · 1.5H2O
Böhmite4.FE.15AlO(OH)
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Gibbsite4.FE.10Al(OH)3
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Lithiophorite4.FE.25(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Bastnäsite-(La)5.BD.20aLa(CO3)F
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
'Hydroxylbastnäsite-(La)'5.BD.20a(La,Nd,Ce)(CO3)(OH,F)
Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Nd) (TL)5.BD.20aNd(CO3)(OH)
Takovite5.DA.50Ni6Al2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
'Halloysite'9.ED.10Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite9.EC.15K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Bastnäsite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Manganese Oxides'-
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Böhmite6.1.2.1AlO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
X(OH)3
Gibbsite6.3.1.1Al(OH)3
Miscellaneous
Lithiophorite6.4.1.1(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
(AB)2X3
Birnessite7.5.3.1(Na,Ca)0.5(Mn4+,Mn3+)2O4 · 1.5H2O
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Bastnäsite-(La)16a.1.1.2La(CO3)F
'Hydroxylbastnäsite-(La)'16a.1.2.2(La,Nd,Ce)(CO3)(OH,F)
Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Nd) (TL)16a.1.2.3Nd(CO3)(OH)
Group 16b - HYDRATED CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Takovite16b.6.3.2Ni6Al2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
'Halloysite'71.1.1.4Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite71.2.2d.2K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Bastnäsite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Manganese Oxides'-
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Nd)Nd(CO3)(OH)
H Hydroxylbastnäsite-(La)(La,Nd,Ce)(CO3)(OH,F)
H TakoviteNi6Al2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
H HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H GibbsiteAl(OH)3
H Lithiophorite(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
H Birnessite(Na,Ca)0.5(Mn4+,Mn3+)2O4 · 1.5H2O
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
H BöhmiteAlO(OH)
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
LiLithium
Li Lithiophorite(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
CCarbon
C Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Nd)Nd(CO3)(OH)
C Hydroxylbastnäsite-(La)(La,Nd,Ce)(CO3)(OH,F)
C TakoviteNi6Al2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
C CalciteCaCO3
C Bastnäsite-(La)La(CO3)F
OOxygen
O Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Nd)Nd(CO3)(OH)
O Hydroxylbastnäsite-(La)(La,Nd,Ce)(CO3)(OH,F)
O TakoviteNi6Al2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
O HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O GibbsiteAl(OH)3
O Lithiophorite(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
O Birnessite(Na,Ca)0.5(Mn4+,Mn3+)2O4 · 1.5H2O
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O BöhmiteAlO(OH)
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Bastnäsite-(La)La(CO3)F
FFluorine
F Hydroxylbastnäsite-(La)(La,Nd,Ce)(CO3)(OH,F)
F Bastnäsite-(La)La(CO3)F
NaSodium
Na Birnessite(Na,Ca)0.5(Mn4+,Mn3+)2O4 · 1.5H2O
AlAluminium
Al TakoviteNi6Al2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Al HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al GibbsiteAl(OH)3
Al Lithiophorite(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
Al Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Al BöhmiteAlO(OH)
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Birnessite(Na,Ca)0.5(Mn4+,Mn3+)2O4 · 1.5H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
MnManganese
Mn Lithiophorite(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
Mn Birnessite(Na,Ca)0.5(Mn4+,Mn3+)2O4 · 1.5H2O
FeIron
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe PyriteFeS2
NiNickel
Ni TakoviteNi6Al2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
LaLanthanum
La Hydroxylbastnäsite-(La)(La,Nd,Ce)(CO3)(OH,F)
La Bastnäsite-(La)La(CO3)F
CeCerium
Ce Hydroxylbastnäsite-(La)(La,Nd,Ce)(CO3)(OH,F)
NdNeodymium
Nd Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Nd)Nd(CO3)(OH)
Nd Hydroxylbastnäsite-(La)(La,Nd,Ce)(CO3)(OH,F)

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Pantó, G. and Maksimović, Z. (2001) Two new rare earth minerals in an unusual mineralization of the Nissi bauxite deposit, Greece. Acta Geologica Hungarica: 44(1): 81-93.
Kalatha, S., Perraki, M., Economou-Eliopoulos, M., and Mitsis, I. (2017) On the origin of bastnaesite-(La,Nd,Y) in the Nissi (Patitira) bauxite laterite deposit, Lokris, Greece. Minerals: 7: 45.

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