Minerals from Macedonia. XX. Geological Setting, Lithologies, and Identification of the Minerals from Ržanovo Fe-Ni Deposit

Boev, Blazo and Jovanovski, Gligor and Makreski, Petre (2009) Minerals from Macedonia. XX. Geological Setting, Lithologies, and Identification of the Minerals from Ržanovo Fe-Ni Deposit. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 18. pp. 631-652.

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Abstract

The Ržanovo deposit lies within the western ophiolite belt of the Vardar zone. Its main geological units are discussed in terms of their mineralogy, petrology and petrological evolution. Minerals observed include: magnetite, hematite, clinochlore, talc, sepiolite, magnesioriebeckite, lizardite, dolomite, phlogopite, stilpnomelane, quartz, albite, pyrite, maghemite, pyrrhotine, digenite and millerite. Some minerals had non-distinct morphologies and ambiguous characteristics, preventing identification on the basis of physical properties alone. Thus, some of the minerals (magnetite, hematite, talc, dolomite, olivine, calcite, aragonite and brucite) as well as some serpentine minerals (antigorite and chrysotile) were identified by vibrational spectroscopy. Difficulties in identification by IR spectroscopy and Raman were considered to be the result of contamination (i.e., inclusions of other minerals in the analyzed crystals).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Natural sciences > Earth and related environmental sciences
Natural sciences > Other natural sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Natural and Technical Sciences
Depositing User: Blazo Boev
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2012 11:09
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2013 09:21
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/1410

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