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Ferritchromit

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Named by Spangenberg (1943) in allusion to the enriched ferric iron content of this chromite variety.
An altered variety of chromite, enriched in ferric iron.


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Mellini, M., Rumori, C. & Viti, C. (2005): Hydrothermally reset magmatic spinels in retrograde serpentinites: formation of “ferritchromit” rims and chlorite aureoles. Contrib. Mineral. Petrol., 149, 266-xx.
Wyllie, (2000): Compositional zoning in unusual Zn-rich chromite from the Sykesville district of Maryland and its bearing on the origin of "ferritchromit'. American Mineralogist. 72, 413-422.
Ulmer, G.C. (1974) Alteration of chromite during serpentinization in the Pennsylvania-Maryland district. American Mineralogist, 59, l236-l24l.
Spangenberg, K. (1943): Die Chromitlagerstätte von Tampadel am Zobten. Zeitschrift für Praktische Geologie, 51, 13-35.

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- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Cameroon
 
  • East Region
    • Lomié
      • Lomié Ultramafic complex
Dzemua, G. L., & Gleeson, S. A. (2012). Petrography, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry of the Nkamouna Serpentinite: Implications for the Formation of the Cobalt-Manganese Laterite Deposit, Southeast Cameroon. Economic Geology, 107(1), 25-41.; Dzemua, G. L., & Gleeson, S. A. (2012). Petrography, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry of the Nkamouna Serpentinite: Implications for the Formation of the Cobalt-Manganese Laterite Deposit, Southeast Cameroon. Economic Geology, 107(1), 25-41.
Egypt
 
  • Red Sea
    • Eastern Desert
      • Bir Semna
Azer, M. K., & Stern, R. J. (2007). Neoproterozoic (835–720 Ma) serpentinites in the Eastern Desert, Egypt: fragments of forearc mantle. The Journal of Geology, 115(4), 457-472.
Abdel‐Karim, A. A. M., & El‐Shafei, S. A. (2018). Mineralogy and chemical aspects of some ophiolitic metaultramafics, central Eastern Desert, Egypt: Evidences from chromites, sulphides and gangues. Geological Journal, 53(2), 580-599.
Greece
 
  • West Macedonia
    • Kozani and Grevena border area
Grieco, G., & Merlini, A. (2012). Chromite alteration processes within Vourinos ophiolite. International journal of earth sciences, 101(6), 1523-1533.
Grieco, G., & Merlini, A. (2012). Chromite alteration processes within Vourinos ophiolite. International journal of earth sciences, 101(6), 1523-1533.
Grieco, G., & Merlini, A. (2012). Chromite alteration processes within Vourinos ophiolite. International journal of earth sciences, 101(6), 1523-1533.
Grieco, G., & Merlini, A. (2012). Chromite alteration processes within Vourinos ophiolite. International journal of earth sciences, 101(6), 1523-1533.
Japan
 
  • Okayama
    • Niimi City
Toshio Nozaka and Tsugio Shibata (1994) Petrography of primary peridotitesfrom the Ohsa-yama area, Okayama Prefecture. Okayama University Earth Science Report, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1-8
      • Shingo-takase
Bamba, T. (1978). The alpine chrome ores from Japan. 北海道大学理学部紀要= Journal of the Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University. Series 4, Geology and mineralogy, 18(1-2), 167-179.
Pakistan
 
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
    • Malakand District (Malakand Agency)
Ahmed, Z. and Bevan, J.C. (1981) Awaruite, iridian awaruite, and a new Ru-Os-Ir-Ni-Fe alloy from the Sakhakot-Quila complex, Malakand agency, Pakistan. Mineralogical Magazine: 44: 225-230.; Ahmed, Z. (1991). Comparison of the geochemistry of ophiolitic pyroxenites with a strongly fractionated dyke of pyroxenite from the Sakhakot-Qila Ophiolite, Pakistan. Chemical geology, 91(4), 335-355.
    • Swat District (Swat Valley)
Arif, M. & Moon, C. J. (2007) Nickel-rich chromian muscovite from the Indus suture ophiolite, NW Pakistan: Implications for emerald genesis and exploration. Geochemical Journal, 41:475-482
Poland
 
  • Lower Silesia
Spangenberg, K. (1943): Die Chromitlagerstätte von Tampadel am Zobten. Zeitschrift für Praktische Geologie, 51, 13-35.
Tanzania
 
  • Iringa Region
Evans, D. M., Barrett, F. M., Prichard, H. M., & Fisher, P. C. (2012). Platinum–palladium–gold mineralization in the Nkenja mafic–ultramafic body, Ubendian metamorphic belt, Tanzania. Mineralium Deposita, 47(1-2), 175-196.
 
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