MAGMATIC AND POST-MAGMATIC SIGNIFICANCE OF CHROMITITE AND ASSOCIATED PLATINUM-GROUP MINERALS (PGM) IN THE EASTERN KHOY OPHIOLITIC COMPLEX (NW IRAN)


Azimzadeh A. M. , Zaccarini F., Moayyed M., Garuti G., Thalhammer O. A. R. , UYSAL İ. , ...More

OFIOLITI, vol.36, no.2, pp.125-136, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : OFIOLITI
  • Page Numbers: pp.125-136

Abstract

The Khoy ophiolites are one of the largest Iranian ophiolitic complexes and are characterized by a very complicate geology, consisting of several ophiolites with different ages and geodynamic settings of formation. Few small lenticular and irregular bodies of podiform and schlieren type chromitites have been recognized in the Khoy ophiolites, occurring in the serpentinized mantle peridotites. They have massive and nodular textures.