Content and distribution of some elements in the major minerals from the Topanica Pb-Zn deposit (NE Macedonia)

Serafimovski, Todor and Spasovski, Orce and Stankovski, Rade (1997) Content and distribution of some elements in the major minerals from the Topanica Pb-Zn deposit (NE Macedonia). Geologica Macedonica, 11. pp. 1-15. ISSN 0352-1206

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Abstract

Latest laboratory examinations on monomineral probes of galena, sphalerite, pyrite and chal­-copyrite of the Toranica Pb-Zn deposit studied the most important elements in the deposit. The correlation between characteristic pair of elements was also studied. Mass spectometric analyses determined the content of some fourty elements in the flotation concentration products. The examinations also determined the presence of rare earth ele­ments, particularly those of lead and zinc concentrates. Mention should be made that examinations carried out by atomic absorbtion on major monomineral probes gave the expected results. Notably, Ag and Bi occur in increased amounts in galenas and are in good correlation as well (of over 90%); the high Fe, Cu, In and Co are noticeable in sphalerites. Pronounced correlation can be noticed with Co-Fe (of over 80%) and In and Fe (proved by Serafimovski et al., 1992). Increased contents of Pb, Zn and Ma, accompanied by In, Ag and Bi have also been established in chalcopyrites. Besides the high contents of Pb and Zn in pyrites, high contcnts of coppcr (of over 0.8% Cu) as well as those of Mn, Co and Bi have also been estab­lished. The distribution of elements in the galenas and sphalerites studied indicated that Fe and Cd in sphalerites are most common.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Toranica deposit; ore metals; ore minerals; association of elements; distribution of elements; correlation of elements
Subjects: Natural sciences > Other natural sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Natural and Technical Sciences
Depositing User: Todor Serafimovski
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2012 11:04
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2013 09:27
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/3005

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