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Platinum-Group Element Geochemistry in Podiform Chromitites and Associated Peridotites of the Precambrian Ophiolite, Eastern Desert, Egypt
A. Hassan Ahmed1 and Shoji Arai2

1Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute, Helwan, Cairo, Egypt
2Department of Earth Science, Kanazawa University, Japan
e-mail:
ahmh2@yahoo.com

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Silicate-Chromite Type PGE Mineralization in the Hanumalapur Complex,
Karnataka State, India
Tuomo T. Alapieti1*, Tadasore C. Devaraju2 and Risto. J. Kaukonen1

1
Department of Geosciences, P.O.Box 3000, FIN-90014 University of Oulu, Finland, 2Department of Studies in Geology,
Karnatak University, Dharwad-580 003, Karnataka, India

e-mail: tuomo.alapieti@oulu.fi

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New Discoveries of Platinum and Palladium in the Central Urals of Russia
W. B. Anderson and M. P. Martineau
Eurasia Mining PLC. 14-16 Regent Street. London SW1Y-4PH

e-mail: anderson@eurasia.e-burg.ru

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The Role of Alkaline Fluids in the Origin of Chromium-Platinum Mineralization in Ural-Alaskan Type Complexes: Evidence from Silicate Inclusions in Chromite
Elena Anikina
Institute of Geology and Geochemistry, Ural Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia)

e-mail: anikina@igg.uran.ru

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Geology, Petrology and PGE-Cu-Ni Mineralization of the NeoArchean
Entwine Lake Intrusion, an Intermediate to Mafic Igneous Intrusion
J.P. Arnold1, R.S. James1 and G. Beakhouse2

1
Department of Earth Sciences and Mineral Exploration Research Centre,
Laurentian University, Ontario, Canada. P3E 2R9

2
Ontario Geological Survey, MNDM, Willet Green Miller Centre,
Ramsay Lake Rd, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, P3E 6B5

e-mail: jasonarnold@hotmail.com

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Magmatic and Hydrothermal Platinum-Group Element
Mineralization in the Baula Area, Orissa, India
Thierry Augé1, Laurent Bailly1, Alain Cocherie1, Antonin Genna1, Catherine Guerrot1, Catherine Lerouge1, Murari M. Mukherjee2,3 and Rabindra N. Patra2

1
BRGM, B.P. 6009, 45060 Orléans cedex 2, France
2
Geological Survey of India, Unit  VIII, Nayapalle, Bhubaneswar 751012, Orissa, India
3
Present address: Geological Survey of India, A.M.S.E. Wing, Dayanand Sagar College Road,
Bangalore 560078, Karnataka, India

e-mail: t.auge@brgm.fr

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Platinum-Group Elements in the Upper Zone of the Rustenburg Layered Suite of the Bushveld Complex:  Preliminary Results from the Bellevue Borehole
Sarah-Jane Barnes1 and Wolfgang D. Maier2

1
Sciences de la Terre, Universite du Quebec, Chicoutimi, Canada, G7H 2B1
2
Centre for Research on Magmatic Ore Deposits, Department of Earth Sciences,
University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, South Africa

email: sjbarnes@uqac.uquebec.ca,
wdmaier@scientia.up.ac.za

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Ruthenium Recovery in Chromitites by NiS-fire Assay
L. Paul Bédard1 and Sarah-Jane Barnes2

Sciences de la Terre, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Chicoutimi (Québec) G7H 2B1 Canada
e-mail: 1pbedard@uqac.ca, 2sjbarnes@uqac.ca

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Platinum-Group Minerals in the Alaskan Type Mafic-Ultramafic
Intrusions of the Yubdo Area, Western Ethiopia

Kebede H. Belete1, Aberra  Mogessie2 and  John F.W.  Bowles3
Golden Prospect Mining Co. Ethiopia, P.O.Box 57100, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
2
Institute of Mineralogy and Petrology, University of Graz, Universitatsplatz 2, A-8010 Graz, Austria

3
Mineral Science Ltd., 109 Asheridge Road, Chesham, England HP5 2PZ
e-mail:
gpm@telecom.net.et

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The Distribution of Au, Ag, Pt and Pd in the Fe-Ni-Cu Sulfide Deposits at McCreedy West Mine on the North Range of the Sudbury Igneous Complex
A. E. Beswick

Department of Earth Sciences, Mineral Exploration Research Centre,
Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
e-mail:
tonybeswick@sympatico.ca

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The Mineralogy and Chemistry of The Chromite Deposits of Southern (Kızıldağ, Hatay and Islahiye, Antep) and Tauric  Ophiolite Belt (Pozantı-Karsantı, Adana), Turkey
M. Zeki Billor1
and Fergus Gibb2
1
Visiting researcher, Department of Geoscience The University of Iowa Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
(
Permanent address: Çukurova University,  Department of Geology, 01330 Adana, Turkey)
2
Environmental and Geological Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S3 7HF, UK.

e-mail: zbillor@mail.cu.edu.tr

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PGE Fractionation Between Sulfide-Bearing Mantle and Basaltic Melt During
Partial Melting and Melt Segregation

C. Bockrath and C. Ballhaus

Institut für Mineralogie, Universität Münster, Corrensstrasse 24, 48149 Münster. Germany
e-mail: bockrat@nwz.uni-muenster.de, chrisb@nwz.uni-muenster.de

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Stability of Laurite Under Controlled Oxygen and Sulfur Activities at Magmatic Temperature – An Experimental Study
C. Bockrath, A. Holzheid and C. Ballhaus

Institut für Mineralogie, Universität Münster, Corrensstrasse 24, 48149 Münster (Germany)
Email: bockrat@nwz.uni-muenster.de

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Compaction in the Bushveld Complex and the Nature of the
|Lower Zone-Critical Zone Transition
Sonja Boorman and Alan E. Boudreau

Division of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Box 90227, Durham, NC 27708

e-mail: sli2@duke.edu

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Main Metallogenical Features of the Bregu i Bibes Deposit,
Tropoja Ultramafic Massif, Albania
Bislim Boshnjaku and Hasan Kulici

Geological Research Institute, Blloku Vasil Shanto, Tirana, Albania
e -mail: hallaci@yahoo.com

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Platinum-Bearing Ophiolites of Albania
Bislim Boshnjaku  and Halil Hallaçi

Geological Research Institute Blloku “Vasil Shanto”, Tirana, Albania
e-mail : hallaçi@yahoo.com

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The Stillwater and Bushveld Magmas Were Wet!
 
Alan E. Boudreau
Division of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University, Box 90227, Durham NC 27708
e-mail: boudreau@duke.edu

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Platinum-Group Minerals (PGM) in the Freetown Complex, Sierra Leone
John F.W. Bowles1, Hazel M. Prichard2 and Peter C.Fisher2

1
Mineral Science Ltd., 109 Asheridge Road, Chesham, England HP5 2PZ
2
Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cardiff, PO Box 914, Cardiff, Wales CF10 3YE
e-mail: john@mineralscience.demon.co.uk

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PGM and Complex Ni-Fe-Cu-Co Arsenide-Sulfide Paragenesis Associated with Fe-Ti-V Oxides of the Gulçari Magnetitite Pod,  Rio Jacaré Sill, Bahia, Brazil
Reinaldo Santana Correia de Brito1,  Ariplinio Antonio Nilson2 and
Gilles Laflame 3

1
CPRM-Geological Survey of Brazil - SUREG-RE- Recife - Pernambuco
2
Instituto de Geociências -Universidade de Brasilia - Brasília - Brazil
3
CANMET-
Mining and Mineral Sciences Laboratories -Ottowa-Ontario-Canada
e-mail: rscdebrito@bol.com.br, aanilson@unb.br , glaflamme@nrcan.gc.ca

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Platinum-Group Element Geochemistry in Chromitite and Related Rocks of the Bracco Gabbro Complex (Ligurian Ophiolites, Italy)
Roberto Cabella1
, Giorgio Garuti2, Massimo Oddone3 and Federica Zaccarini2

1
Department for the study of the Territory and its Resources, University of Genoa, Italy
2
Department of Earth Sciences, University of Modena, Italy,
3
Department of General Chemistry, University of Pavia, Italy

e-mail: cabella@dipteris.unige.it

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Comparison of  PGE Trace Analyses of Pentlandite and Some Arsenides
and Sulfarsenides by EPMA and Micro-PIXE

L.J. Cabri1
., K. Kojonen2, F. Gervilla3, T. Oberthür4, T. Weiser4, B. Johanson2, S.H. Sie5, J.L. Campbell6, W.J. Teesdale6 and J.H.G Laflamme7

1
Consulting Mineralogist, Ottawa, Ontario (Canada)
2
Geological Survey of Finland, Espoo (Finland)
3
Instituto Andaluz de Ciencias de la Tierra (Universidad de Granada-CSIC), Granada. (Spain)
4
BGR, Hanover (Germany)
5
CSIRO, North Ryde, NSW (Australia)
6
Guelph-Waterloo Physics Institute (University of Guelph), Guelph (Canada)
7
CANMET, Mining and Mineral Sciences Laboratories, Ottawa (Canada)

e-mail:
lcabri@sympatico.ca

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Magma Mixing Models for Merensky-Style Mineralization -
The Fallacy of Binary Diagrams
R. Grant Cawthorn
Department of Geology, University of the Witwatersrand, PO Wits, 2050, South Africa
e-mail:
065rgc@cosmos.wits.ac.za

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Origin of the Merensky Pegmatitic Pyroxenite, Bushveld Complex
R Grant Cawthorn and Kevin D. Boerst
Department of Geology, University of the Witwatersrand, PO Wits, 2050, South Africa.

e-mail: 065rgc@cosmos.wits.ac.za

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Sulphide Genesis in the Insizwa Intrusion, South Africa: Geochemical Constraints
R.G. Cawthorn and F.J. Kruger
School of Geoscience, University of the Witwatersrand, PO Wits, 2050, South Africa

e-mail: 065rgc@cosmos.wits.ac.za

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The Possibility of Survival of PGM Micro-Xenocrysts in Mantle Melts
Grant Cawthorn1 and Marian Tredoux2

1
Dept. of Geology, University of the Witwatersrand, Private Bag 3 Wits, 2050
2
Dept. of Geological Sciences, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, South Africa
e-mail: mtd@geology.uct.ac.za

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Some Preliminary Descriptive Aspects of Ballroom Mineralization at the Stillwater Palladium-Platinum Mine, Stillwater Mining Company, Nye, Montana
John F. Childs1, Jody R. Evans2, Keith Y. Wood2, Michael S. Koski2 and Jeffrey D. Evans2

1
Stillwater Mining Company, East Boulder Mine, P.O. Box 1227, Big Timber, MT 59011-1227
2
Stillwater Mining Company, Stillwater Mine, 2562 Nye Road, Nye, MT 59061

e-mail:
jfchildsgeo@msn.com

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Preliminary Observations on the Structural Setting of the J-M Reef, East Boulder Mine, Stillwater Mining Company, Sweet Grass County, Montana
John F. Childs, Stacy M. Saari, Henry C. Follman, Lee J. Swanson and Blane L. Mortensen

Stillwater Mining Company, East Boulder Mine, P.O. Box 1227, Big Timber, MT 59011-1227

e-mail:
jfchildsgeo@msn.com

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Petrographic Implications for the Picket Pin PGE Deposit,
Stillwater Complex, Montana

John T. Corkery
Department of Geology, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, 59812
e-mail :
diatreme@aol.com

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The Reef Package Stratigraphy that Contains the J-M Platinum-Palladium Reef
of the Stillwater Complex, Montana
Samuel R. Corson1, John F. Childs1, James P. Dahy2, Douglas W. Keith1,
Michael S. Koski2 and Lynn W. LeRoy1

1
Stillwater Mining Company, P.O. Box 1227, Big Timber, MT 59011-1227
2
Stillwater Mining Company, 2562 Nye Road, Nye, MT 59061

e-mail:
scorson@stillwatermining.com

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Use of Vulcan Computer Software for Production Mining on J-M Reef
East Boulder Mine, Montana
Steve E. Cutler and Cherine M. Peterson
Stillwater Mining Company, P.O. Box 1227, Big Timber, MT 59011-1227

e-mail: scutler@stillwatermining.com

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The Stratigraphic Relationship between the Reef Package and Adjacent Layers
of the Stillwater Complex, Montana
James P. Dahy1, Samuel R. Corson2, Ennis P. Geraghty1,
 Michael S. Koski1, Radford B. Langston1 and Lynn W. LeRoy2

1
Stillwater Mining Company, 2562 Nye Road, Nye, MT 59061
2
Stillwater Mining Company, P.O. Box 1227, Big Timber, MT 59011-1227

e-mail: jdahy@stillwatermining.com

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Concentrator Startup at Stillwater Mining Company’s East Boulder Mine
Barney Darnton, Jeff Sargent, Tom Van Norman and Scott Sims
Stillwater Mining Company, P.O. Box1227, Big Timber, MT  59011-1227
e-mail: bdarnton@stillwatermining.com

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The PGE-Bearing Sulphide Ores of the Kingash Mafic-Ultramafic Differentiated Intrusion and Ore Processing Characteristics, East Sajan, Russia
Alexander V. Dedeev1, Sergey M. Kozyrev1, Genady I. Schvedov2,
Iosif G. Reznikov2 and Nikolay A. Tretyakov
2

1
Institute Gipronickel JS,  St. Petersburg, Russia
2
Krasnoyarskgeology JS,  Krasnoyarsk,  Russia

e-mail: smk@nikel.spb.su

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The KO-Zone: A New Occurrence of PGE-Cu-Ni Mineralization in
Fox River Sill, Northern Manitoba
G. Desharnais1, D.C. Peck2, R.F.J. Scoates3 and N.M. Halden1
1Department of Geological Sciences, University of Manitoba,
125 Dysart Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3T 2N2

2
Falconbridge Limited, 21-C Murray Park Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3J 3S2
3
Consultant, 509 Windermere Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario  K2A 2W3
e-mail: guydesharnais@hotmail.com

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Geochemistry of the Mafic and Felsic Norite: Implications for the Crystallization History of the Sudbury Igneous Complex, Sudbury Ontario
G. R. Dessureau

Mineral Exploration Research Centre, Department of Earth Sciences,
Laurentian University, Sudbury
, ON, P3E 6B5

e-mail: gdessureau@nickel.laurentian.ca

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Reconnaissance Mineralogical and Geochemical Examination of the Late Archaean Ultramafic Bodies in parts of Shimoga Schist Belt, Karnataka Craton, for Discovering Evidence of PGE Mineralization
Tadasore C. Devaraju1, Tuomo T. Alapieti2 and Risto J. Kaukonen2
1Department of Studies in Geology, Karnatak University, Dharwad – 580 003, India
2Institute of Geosciences, University of Oulu, P.O.Box 3000, FIN- 90014, Oulu, Finland
e-mail: devaraju@vsnl.com

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Emplacement of Olivine-Orthopyroxene-Cr-Spinel- and Sulfide-Bearing
Magmas at Jinchuan, Western China

Sybrand A. de Waal1, Zhanghua Xu1,  Hassina Mouri1 and Chusi Li
2
1Department of Geology, University of Pretoria, Republic of South Africa;
2Department of Geological Sciences, Indiana University, USA
email: sadw@scientia.up.ac.za

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PGE in the Modern Hydrotherms of Kudryavy Volcano (Kuril Islands)
Vadim Distler, Marina Yudovskaya, Ilya Chaplygin and Vladimir Znamensky

Institute of Geology of Ore Deposits, Petrography, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry (IGEM),
Russian Academy of Sciences

e-mail: maiya@igem.ru

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Geochemistry of Strontium in Layered Intrusions: Inconsistency with Predictions of Orthomagmatic Model
A.A.Efimov

Institute of Geology and Geochemistry, Ekaterinburg, Russia
e-mail: efimov@igg.uran.ru

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Platiniferous Dunites in the Urals and in the Aldan Shield, Russia: Structural,
Mineralogical and Geochemical Evidence for a Similar Origin
A.A. Efimov1, R.M. Bedini2 and J.-L. Bodinier3

1
Institute of Geology and Geochemistry, Ekaterinburg, Russia
2
Laboratoire de Sciences de la Terre (UMR 5570 CNRS) , Ecole Nationale Supérieure, Lyon, France
3
Laboratoire de Tectonophysique (UMR 5568 CNRS), ISTEEM, Université de Montpellier 2, France

e-mail: efimov@igg.uran.ru, rosa.maria.bedini@ens-lyon.fr, bodinier@dstu.univ-montp2.fr

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PGM-Bearing Mineral Associations and the
Formation of Massive Cu-Ni Ores, Talnakh Ore Field

Tatiana L. Evstigneeva and Anna A.Filimonova

Institute of Geology of Ore Deposits, Petrography, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry (IGEM),
Russian Academy of Sciences

e-mail: evst@igem.ru

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The Layered Mafic-Ultramafic Complexes of the Tocantins State, Central Brazil: Recently Discovered Large Proterozoic Intrusions with Favorable
Potential to Host PGE Deposits

Cesar F. Ferreira Filho1, Humberto A. F. Lima1, Elton L. Dantas1, Walid El K. Daoud2 and Jade Salomão Neto2

1
Instituto de Geociências, Universidade de Brasília, Brasília, DF, 70910-900, Brazil.
2
Verena Minerals Corporation, SCS, Ed. Central, sala 207, Brasília, DF, 70304-900.
e-mail: cesarf@unb.br

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Review of Brazilian Chromite Deposits Associated with Layered Complexes:
Constraints for the Postulated Genetic Models

Cesar F. Ferreira Filho1, Juliana C. Marques1, Carlos A. Spier2,
Sylvia M. Araújo1 and Filipe S. M. Porto1

1
Instituto de Geociências, Universidade de Brasília, Brasília, DF, 70910-900.
2
Minerações Brasileiras Reunidas, Av. de Ligação 3580, Nova Lima, MG, 34000-000
e-mail: cesarf@unb.br

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Chromite-PGE mineralization in the Uktus Alaskan-Type
Complex (Central Urals, Russia)
Giorgio Garuti1, V. Evgeny Pushkarev2, Federica Zaccarini1, Roberto Cabella3 and Elena Anikina2

1
Department of Earth Sciences, University of Modena, (Italy)
2
Institute of Geology and Geochemistry, Ekaterinburg (Russia)
3
Department for the study of the Territory and its Resources, University of Genoa, (Italy)
e-mail: garutig@unimo.it

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Platinum-Group Element Mineralization in Chromitites of the Niquelandia Layered Intrusion (Central Goias, Brazil): New Findings by the
Use of the Hydroseparation (HS) Technology

Giorgio Garuti
1, Nickolay S. Rudashevsky2, Vladimir N. Rudashevsky3 and Federica Zaccarini1
1
Department of Earth Sciences, University of Modena (Italy)
2Joint-Stock Company Mekhanobr-Analyt, 21-Linia, 8a, St. Petersburg, 199026 (Russia)
3
The Centre of New Technologies, RAS, Grazshdansky ave., 14, St. Petersburg, 195220 (Russia)

e-mail: garutig@unimo.it

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The Model PGE Location in the Ultramafic Rocks of Kingash Deposit
(New Nickel–Platinum-Bearing  Province of  South Siberia)
O. Glazunov

Vinogradov Institute of Geochemistry SB RAS, Irkutsk, 664033, BOX 4019, Russia

e-mail: glazunov@igc.irk.ru

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PGE Mineralization in the Paleoproterozoic Monchetundra Layered
Igneous Complex (The Baltic Shield, Russia)

Tatiana L. Grokhovskaya1, Gennady F. Bakaev2 and Maria I. Lapina1

1
Institute of Ore Deposits Geology, Petrology, Mineralogy and Geochemistry, RAS, Moscow, Russia
2
OAO «Central Kola Expedition», Monchegorsk, Russia

e-mail: tlg@igem.ru

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The Syum-Keu Massif, the Polar Urals: First Data on PGE Mineralization and
Implications for Petrogenesis of Layered Complexes

Lyudmila I. Gurskaya

Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation
All Russian Research Geological Institute (VSEGEI), Russia

e-mail: vpalamar@americamail.com

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Platinum Solubility in High Temperature, Hypersaline Fluids: Preliminary
Experimental Results and Application to Layered Intrusions
J.J. Hanley and J.E. Mungall

Department of Geology, University of Toronto, 22 Russell Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3B1

e-mail: hanley@geology.utoronto.ca

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Proterozoic Ultramafic-Mafic Intrusions of the Nipigon Plate, Beardmore, Ontario
T.R. Hart1, M. terMeer1, C. Jolette1 and B.M. Duggan2
1
Precambrian Geoscience Section, Ontario Geological Survey
2
Department of Geological Sciences, Queens University
e-mail: tom.hart@ndm.gov.on.ca

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Platinum-Group Minerals and Other Tellurides from the Genina Gharbia
Cu-Ni-PGE Mineralization, South Eastern Desert, Egypt

Hasan M. Helmy

Geology Department, Faculty of Science, Minia University, Minia, Egypt
e-mail: hassan64_1999@yahoo.com

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Geology of the Uppermost Outcrops of the Stillwater Complex
in the West Boulder River Valley, Montana
R.T. Helz and B.R. Lipin
U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, 20192

e-mail:
rhelz@usgs.gov

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The Ngala Hill PGE-Skarn (Southern Malawi)
J. Henckel1 and A. A. Mitchell2

1
Bastillion Limited, PO Box 154. Bedfordview 2008, South Africa
2
Geology Dept. University of Durban-Westville, Durban, South Africa

e-mail:
Hannes@bastillion.co.za, Mitchell@pixie.udw.ac.za

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Extrusive and Intrusive Komatiites and Komatiitic Basalts, Peperites, and Ore Genesis at the Dundonald Ni-Cu-(PGE) Deposit, Abitibi Greenstone Belt, Canada
M.G. Houlé
1,2, P.C. Davis3, C.M. Lesher1,2 and N.T. Arndt4

1
Mineral Exploration Research Centre, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
2
Ottawa-Carleton Geoscience Centre, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

3
Hucamp Mines Limited, Timmins, Ontario, Canada
4
Université Joseph-Fournier, Grenoble, France

email:
mhoule@nickel.laurentian.ca

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PGE Mineralization in the Archean Menarik Igneous Complex,
James Bay, Québec, Canada

M.G. Houlé 1,4, M.R. LaFlèche2, R. Hébert1, G. Beaudoin1 and J. Goutier3

1
Département de géologie et de génie géologique, Université Laval, Sainte-Foy, Québec, Canada
2
INRS- Eau Terre Environnement, Université du Québec, Sainte-Foy, Québec, Canada
3
Ministère des Ressources naturelles, Secteur des mines, Rouyn-Noranda, Québec, Canada
4
Mineral Exploration Research Centre, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

e-mail:
mhoule@nickel.laurentian.ca

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Thermomechanical Erosion of Footwall Andesites by Komatiites at the
Alexo Ni-Cu-(PGE) Deposit, Abitibi Greenstone Belt, Canada

M.G. Houlé1,2
, C.M. Lesher1,2, P.C. Davis3, R.A. Sproule1  and J.K. Montgomery3
1
Mineral Exploration Research Centre, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada,
2
Ottawa-Carleton Geoscience Centre, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
3
MPH Consulting Ltd., Timmins, Ontario, Canada
e-mail: mhoule@nickel.laurentian.ca

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Multimillion-Ounce PGE Deposits of the Portimo Layered Igneous Complex, Finland
M. Iljina and E. Hanski

Geological Survey of Finland, P.O. Box 77, FIN-96101 Rovaniemi, Finland

e-mail: markku.iljina@gsf.fi, eero.hanski@gsf.fi

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Geology and PGE Mineralisation along the Northern Contact of the River Valley
Intrusion, Sudbury Region, Ontario

L. Scott Jobin-Bevans

Pacific North West Capital Corp. & J-B Exploration & Development Inc.,
Suite 204,
210 Cedar Street, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, P3B 1M6

e-mail: scott.jb@sympatico.ca

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PGE Mineralogy of the Hanumalapur Complex, Karnataka, India
Risto J. Kaukonen1, Tuomo T. Alapieti1 and Tadasore C. Devaraju2

1
University of Oulu, Department of Geosciences, Linnanmaa, FIN-90014, Oulu, Finland
2
Karnatak University, Department of Studies in Geology, Dharwad-580003, Karnataka, India
e-mail: risto.kaukonen@oulu.fi

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Exploration for Platinum-Group Element (PGE) Deposits in
Mafic and Ultramafic Rocks
Reid R.
Keays1 and Peter C. Lightfoot2
1
Mineral Exploration Research Center, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, P3E 2C6
2
Inco Technical Services Limited, Highway 17 West, Copper Cliff, Ontario, Canada, P0M 1N0

e-mail: rkeays@nickel.laurentian.ca,
lightfootpc@inco.com

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The Types of PGE Mineralization of Kansk’s Greenstone
Belt (South Siberia, Russia)
V
.N. Knyazev

1 - Krasnoyarsk’s Science Research Institute of Geology and Mineral Resources
St. Mira 55, Krasnoyarsk, 660049, Russia
e-mail: vnknyazev@kniigims.vsptus.ru

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Chromite is the Key to PGE
F. Johan Kruger1, Judith A. Kinnaird1, Paul A.M. Nex2 and R. Grant Cawthorn2

1
Economic Geology Research Institute – Hugh Allsopp Laboratory
2
School of Geoscienses, University of the Witwatersrand, WITS 2050, South Africa.

Email: 106fjk@cosmos.wits.ac.za

Abstract in PDF format

The Henderson Reef in the Dennilton Dome and Mineral Range Areas
- A Homologue of the Platreef
F. Johan Kruger1 and Simon H. Behr2

1
EGRI-HAL, University. of the Witwatersrand, WITS 2050, South Africa
2
23 Chaucer Ave, Bedfordview, South Africa
e-mail: 106fjk@cosmos.wits.ac.za

Abstract in PDF format

Modeling of Geotechnical Parameters for Mine Planning Purposes
at the Stillwater Pt - Pd Mine, Nye, Montana
Radford B. Langston

Stillwater Mining Company, 2562 Nye Road, Nye, Montana 59061

e-mail: rlangston@stillwatermining.com

Abstract in PDF format

Probabilistic Assessment of Sub-level Hanging-Wall Stability
at the Stillwater Mine Nye, Montana
Radford B Langston1 and Dr. Hendrik A.D. Kirsten2

1
Stillwater Mining Company, Nye, Montana
2
Steffen, Robertson, and Kirsten, Johannesburg, South Africa.
e-mail: rlangston@stillwatermining.com

Abstract in PDF format

Noril’sk- and Lower Talnakh-Type Intrusions are not Feeder Channels for the Overlying Flood Basalts: Insights from Phase Equilibria Studies
Rais Latypov

Geological Institute, Kola Science Centre, Apatity, 184200, Russia
(Present address: Institute of
Geosciences, P.O. Box 3000, FIN – 90014, University of Oulu, Finland
.)
e-mail:
Rais.Latypov@oulu.fi

Abstract in PDF format

Parental Magmas for all Plutonic Bodies Were and Must Have Been Wet!
Rais Latypov

Geological Institute, Kola Science Centre, Apatity, 184200, Russia (Present address: Institute of
Geosciences, P.O. Box 3000, FIN – 90014, University of Oulu, Finland
)
e-mail:
Rais.Latypov@oulu.fi

Abstract in PDF format

The Origin of Basic-Ultrabasic Sills with S-, D-, and I-Shaped Compositional Profiles by In Situ Crystallization of a Single Input of Phenocryst-Poor Parental Magma
Rais Latypov

Geological Institute, Kola Science Centre, Apatity, 184200, Russia  (Present address: Institute of
Geosciences, P.O. Box 3000, FIN – 90014, University of Oulu, Finland)

e-mail:
Rais.Latypov@oulu.fi

Abstract in PDF format

Thermogravitational Fractionation as a Mechanism for the Formation of Basal Compositional Reversals in Basic-Ultrabasic Lavas, Sills and Layered Intrusions
Rais Latypov

Geological Institute, Kola Science Centre, Apatity, 184200, Russia
(Institute of Geosciences, P.O. Box 3000, FIN – 90014, University of Oulu, Finland)
e-mail:
Rais.Latypov@oulu.fi

Abstract in PDF format

Geometrical Construction of Liquidus Phase Relations in Tetrahedrons: A Case Study of a Fo-Wo-An-Qtz System at Atmospheric Pressure
Rais Latypov1, Michail I. Dubrovskii1 and Tuomo T. Alapieti2

1
Geological Institute, Kola Science Centre, Apatity, 184200, Russia (Present address: Institute of Geosciences, P.O. Box 3000, FIN – 90014, University of Oulu, Finland)
2
Institute of Geosciences, University of Oulu, FIN-90014, Finland

e-mail: Rais.Latypov@oulu.fi

Abstract in PDF format

Energetic Magma Emplacement, Fluxing Fluid and Palladium Mineralization
at Lac des Iles, Ontario

M.J. (Moe) Lavigne, Douglas Kim and Jason H. Rickard

North American Palladium Ltd

e-mail: mlavigne@napalladium.com

Abstract in PDF format

Multielement and Isotopic Geochemistry of the J-M Reef,
Stillwater Intrusion, Montana

Paul J. Lechler1, Greg B. Arehart2 and Matt Knight3

1
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada 89557 USA,
2
Mackay School of Mines, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada 89557 USA
3
Stillwater Mining Company, Nye, Montana USA

e-mail: plechler@unr.edu

Abstract in PDF format

Compositional and Textural Features of Chromite from the LG6-MG4
Interval in the Western and Eastern Bushveld Complex

Robin D. Lee and Ben Harte

Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of
Edinburgh

e-mail: Robin.Lee@glg.ed.ac.uk

Abstract in PDF format

Discrimination between Magmatic and Hydrothermal
Ni-Cu-PGE and PGE Mineralization

C. M. Lesher
and R.R. Keays
Mineral Exploration Research Centre, Department of Earth Sciences, Laurentian University,
Sudbury, ON P3E 6B5, Canada
e-mail: lesher@sympatico.ca

Abstract in PDF format

Invasive Features of Mafic-Ultramafic Rocks at the Zone 3, Zone 2, and Katinniq Ni-Cu-(PGE) Deposits, Raglan Formation, Cape Smith Belt, Nouveau-Québec
Martin Lévesque and C.M. Lesher

MERC, Department of Earth Sciences, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, P3E 6B5, Canada

e-mail:
malev@sympatico.ca

Abstract in PDF format

Olivine and S Isotope Systematics of Ore-Bearing
Intrusions at Noril’sk, Siberia
C. Li1, E. M. Ripley1 and A. J. Naldrett2

1
Department of Geological Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47401, USA
2
Department of Geology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3B1 Canada

e-mail: cli@indiana.edu

Abstract in PDF format

The Stillwater Complex, Montana: The Root of a Flood Basalt Province?
Bruce R. Lipin1 and Michael L. Zientek2

1
U. S. G. S. Reston VA
2
U. S. G. S., Spokane WA.
e-mail: blipin@usgs.gov

Abstract in PDF format

Mineralogy of Cu-Ni-PGE Ore and Sequence of Events in the Copper
Cliff South Mine, Sudbury, Ontario
Zsuzsanna Magyarosi, David H. Watkinson and Peter C. Jones
Department of Earth Sciences, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1S 5B6

e-mail: zmagyaro@ccs.carleton.ca

Abstract in PDF format

A Re-Evaluation of the Role of Crustal Contamination in the Formation of
Magmatic Sulfides in the Bushveld Complex
W.D. Maier1, S.-J. Barnes2 and C. Li3

1
Centre for Research on Magmatic Ore Deposits (CERMOD), Dept. of Geology, University of Pretoria
2
Sciences de la Terre, Universite du Chicoutimi, Chicoutimi G7H2B1, Canada
3
Dept. of Geological Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
e-mail: wdmaier@scientia.up.ac.za

Abstract in PDF format

Pt, Pd, Cu and Sulfur Contents of the Platreef on the Farm Townlands,
Northern Bushveld Complex
W.D. Maier

Centre for Research on Magmatic Ore Deposits (CERMOD), Dept. of Geology, University of
Pretoria

e-mail: wdmaier@scientia.up.ac.za

Abstract in PDF format

First LA MC-ICP-MS Study of Ru-Os Sulfides from Podiform and Banded Chromitites at  Kraubath and Hochgrössen, Austria: Os Isotopic Evidence for Two Contrasting Sources
Kreshimir N. Malitch

Mineralogy and Petrology Group, I
nstitute of Geological Sciences, University of Leoben,
Peter Tunner Str. 5, A-8700 Leoben, Austria,

e-mail:
malitch@unileoben.ac.at

Abstract in PDF format

Os-Ir-Ru Alloys from the Kunar Ultramafic Complex, Northeastern Taimyr, Russia: Evidence for Residual Origin Inferred from Mineral Chemistry and Osmium Isotopes
Kreshimir N. Malitch

Mineralogy and Petrology Group, I
nstitute of Geological Sciences, University of Leoben,
Peter Tunner Str. 5, A-8700 Leoben, Austria,

e-mail:
malitch@unileoben.ac.at

Abstract in PDF format

Laurite and Osmium from the Guli Massif, Siberian Craton, Russia: New Insights from Osmium Isotopes for the Origin of PGE-Mineralization in Ultramafic Complexes
Kreshimir N.
Malitch1,2 and Inna Yu. Badanina2
1
Institute of Geological Sciences, University of Leoben, Peter Tunner Str. 5, A-8700 Leoben, Austria
2
NATI Research JSC, Otechestvennaya 3-3a, St.-Petersburg, 195030, Russia
e-mail: malitch@unileoben.ac.at, guli@online.ru

Abstract in PDF format

Diversity of PGM Assemblages at Kraubath: A Case Study of Mantle-Derived

Chromitites from the Eastern Alps, Austria
Kreshimir N. Malitch1,2 and Vladimir V. Knauf2

1
Institute of Geological Sciences, University of Leoben,Peter Tunner Str. 5, A-8700 Leoben, Austria
2
NATI Research JSC, Otechestvennaya 3-3a, St.-Petersburg, 195030, Russia

e-mail:
malitch@unileoben.ac.at; natires@natires.com

Abstract in PDF format

A Semi-Quantitative Model for the Formation of
Great Dyke-Type Platinum Deposits
William P. Meurer1 and Alan E. Boudreau2

1
Dept. of Geosciences, Univ. of Houston, 312 Sci. & Res. Bldg. 1, Houston, TX 77204-5007
2
Div. Earth Sci., Nicholas School of the Env. and Earth Sci., Box 90227, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708

email: wpmeurer@mail.uh.edu

Abstract in PDF format

Stratiform PGE Mineralization in Tholeiitic Layered Intrusions of the Midcontinental rift, Northeastern Minnesota: Known Examples and Potential Targets
James D. Miller, Jr.

Minnesota Geological Survey, University of Minnesota, 2642 University Ave., St. Paul, MN, 55114, USA
e-mail: mille066@tc.umn.edu

Abstract in PDF format

Attributes of Skaergaard-Type PGE Reefs
James D. Miller, Jr.1 and Jens C. Ø. Andersen2

1
Minnesota Geological Survey, c/o NRRI, University of Minnesota-Duluth, 5013 Miller Trunk Hwy.,
Duluth, MN, 55811 , USA

2
Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter, Redruth, Cornwall, TR15 3SE UK
e-mail: mille066@tc.umn.edu, andersen@csm.ex.ac.uk

Abstract in PDF format

Paleoproterozoic (2.5-2.4 Ga) Plume Magmatism in the North-Eastern Baltic Shield and Origin of the PGE, Sulphide and Chromite Ore Deposit
F. Mitrofanov1, V. Smolkin1, T. Bayanova1, Yu. Neradovsky1, D. Ohnenstetter2*,
M. Ohnenstetter2 and J. Ludden2.
1Geological Institute of Kola Science Centre RAS (Russia)
2
Centre de Recherches Petrographiques et Geochimiques CNRS (France)
e-mail: dohnen@crpg.cnrs-nancy.fr

Abstract in PDF format

On the Formation of Platinum Group Element–Rich Continental Flood Basalt
and the Platinova Reefs of the Skaergaard Intrusion

Peter Momme1,2, Christian Tegner1,2 and C. Kent Brooks2,3

1
Geologisk Institut, University of Aarhus, DK-8000 Århus C, Denmark
2
Danish Lithosphere Centre, Øster Voldgade 10, DK-1350 København K, Denmark
3
Geologisk Institut, Københavns Universitet, Øster Voldgade 10, DK-1350
København K, Denmark

e-mail: christian.tegner@geo.au.dk

Abstract in PDF format

Characteristics of Cr-Spinel and Whole Rock Geochemistry of the
Nuasahi Igneous Complex, Orissa, India
Sisir K. Mondal1, Michael D. Glascock2 and Edward. M. Ripley1

1
Department of Geological Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47405
2
Research Reactor Center, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri 65211

e-mail: smondal@indiana.edu, ripley@indiana@edu,  glascockm@missouri.edu

Abstract in PDF format

A Model for Co-Precipitation of Platinum-Group Minerals with Chromite from Silicate Melts
James Mungall
Dept of Geology, University of Toronto, 22 Russell St, Toronto ON, M5S 3B1

e-mail: mungall@geology.utoronto.ca

Abstract in PDF forma

Correlation Between Metallic Oxides (Fe2O3, Cr2O3, NiO) Platinum and Palladium in the Laterites from South-East Cameroon (Central Africa):
Perspectives of Platinoids Survey in Weathering  Mantles

Paul-Désiré Ndjigui1, Dieudonné Bitom1, Paul Bilong1, Fabrice Colin2 and Hendratta Ntalla Ali1

1
Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science, P.o. Box 812 Yaounde-Cameroon.
2
CEREGE-IRD, P.O.Box 13 540 Aix-en-Provence, France.

email : pndjigui@uycdc.uninet.cm or
lndjigui@yahoo.fr

Abstract in PDF format

Detrital Platinum-Group Minerals (PGM) in Rivers of the Bushveld Complex,
South Africa – A Reconnaissance Study
Thomas Oberthür, Frank Melcher, Lothar Gast, Christian Wöhrl and Jerzy Lodziak
Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), Stilleweg 2, D-30655 Hannover, Germany
e-mail: thomas.oberthuer@bgr.de

Abstract in PDF format

Distribution of PGE and PGM in Oxidized Ores of the
Main Sulfide Zone of the Great Dyke, Zimbabwe

Thomas Oberthür, Frank Melcher, Thorolf W. Weiser and Lothar Gast

Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), Stilleweg 2, D-30655 Hannover, Germany.

e-mail: thomas.oberthuer@bgr.de

Abstract in PDF format

Local Variations and Regional Trends in PGE Geochemistry and Mineralogy in the Main Sulfide Zone of the Great Dyke, Zimbabwe
Thomas Oberthür1, Thorolf W. Weiser1 and Kari Kojonen2

1
Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), Stilleweg 2, D-30655 Hannover, Germany.
2Geological Survey of Finland, Betonimiehenkuja 4, FIN-02150 Espoo, Finland
e-mail: thomas.oberthuer@bgr.de

Abstract in PDF format

Evaluation of PGE Potentiality of Layered Gabbros in the Samail Ophiolite, Oman: Results of Geochemical Exploration and Petrological Examination
M. Ogasawara1, H.Al-Azri2, H. H. Al-Hashmi2, H. A. Qidwai2
,M. Al-Araimi2 and K. Al-Toobi2
1
Geological Survey of Japan/AIST, Tsukuba, Japan, 305-8567
2
Directorate General of Minerals, MCI, Oman
e-mail: masa.ogasawara@aist.go.jp

Abstract in PDF format

PGE Abundance in Chromitites of the Northern Samail Ophiolite, Oman
M. Ogasawara1, M. Nakagawa2, H.Al-Azri3 and M. Al-Araimi3

1
Geological Survey of Japan/AIST, Tsukuba, Japan, 305-8567
2
Geological Survey of Japan/AIST, Sapporo, Japan, 060-0808
3
Directorate General of Minerals, MCI, Oman

e-mail:
masa.ogasawara@aist.go.jp

Abstract in PDF format

Phase Transformations and Genesis of Platinum-Group Minerals in
Various Types of Platinum-Bearing Deposits
A. V. Okrugin

Institute of Diamond and Precious Metals Geology, SB RAS, Yakutsk, Russia
e-mail: a.v.okrugin@diamond.ysn.ru

Abstract in PDF format

The Aguablanca Ni-Cu-PGE Ore Deposit, Spain:
A Case of Magmatic Sulfide Mineralization in Southern Europe

L. Ortega1, R. Lunar1, F.
García-Palomero2, T. Moreno3 and H. M. Prichard3

1
Dept. Cristalografía & Mineralogía, C.C. Geológicas, Universidad Complutense, 28040 Madrid, Spain
2
Atlantic Copper S.A., Av. Francisco Montegro, s/n, 21001 Huelva, Spain
3
Dept. Earth Sciences, University of Cardiff, Cardiff CF10 3YE, U.K.
e-mail: lortega@geo.ucm.es

Abstract in PDF format

Digital Drill Logs for the Duluth Complex
Richard L. Patelke
Natural Resources Research Institute, University of Minnesota Duluth,
5013 Miller Trunk Highway, Duluth, MN 55811-1442

e-mail:  rpatelke@nrri.umn.edu

Abstract in PDF format

The Formation of Pt and Ir Minerals in Base Metal sulfides:
Effect of Sulfur Fugacity and Composition
Anna Peregoedova1, Sarah-Jane Barnes2 and Don Baker1

1
Earth & Planetary Sciences, McGill University, Montréal, QC H3A 2A7, Canada.
2
Sciences de la Terre, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Chicoutimi, QC G7H 2B1, Canada.

e-mail: aperegoe@eps.mcgill.ca, sjbarnes@uqac.uquebec.ca, donb@eps.mcgill.ca

Abstract in PDF format

Collectors of Pt, Pd and Rh in an S-poor Fe-Ni-Cu-sulfide system at 760°C: Experimental Data and Application to PGE Deposits
Anna Peregoedova1 and Maryse Ohnenstetter
2

1
Institute of Mineralogy and Petrography, RAS Novosibirsk, Russia
2
Centre de Recherches Pétrographiques et Géochimiques, CRPG, France

e-mail: aperegoe@eps.mcgill.ca

Abstract in PDF format

Variation in the Cu-Ni-PGE Mineralization in the South Kawishiwi Intrusion,
Duluth Complex, Northeastern Minnesota
Dean M. Peterson
Economic Geology Group, Natural Resources Research Institute, University of Minnesota, Duluth

email: dpeters1@nrri.umn.edu

Abstract in PDF format

Petrography and Geochemistry of Post-Magmatic Hydrothermal Alteration and
Mineralization in the J-M Reef, Stillwater Complex, Montana
Joseph S. Polovina1 and Donald M. Hudson2

1
1254 Wonder Ct., Gardnerville, Nevada 89410
2
1540 Van Petten Street, Reno, Nevada 89503

e-mail: jspolovina@aol.com, dmhudson@sierra.net

Abstract in PDF format

Variation of PGM in a Cross Section Through the Merensky Reef at Impala Mines
H. M. Prichard1, S.-J.Barnes2, W. D. Maier3 and P. C. Fisher1

1
Department Earth Sciences, University of Cardiff, PO Box 914, Cardiff, CF10 3YE, UK
2
Sciences de la Terre, Universite du Quebec, 555 boulevard de l'Universite, Chicoutimi, G7H 2B1 Canada3Department Earth Sciences, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, RSA
e-mail: Prichard@cardiff.ac.uk

Abstract in PDF format

Platinum-Group Element Mineralisation Within Two Mafic/Ultramafic Intrusions
of the British Palaeogene Igneous Province

Sarah J. Prout1, Jens C.Ø. Andersen1, Sarah-Jane Barnes2 and Matthew R. Power1

1
Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter, Redruth, Cornwall TR15 3SE UK
2
Sciences de la Terre, Universite du Quebec, Chicoutimi, Canada, G7H 2B1

e.mail: S.J.Prout@csm.ex.ac.uk

Abstract in PDF format

Low Temperature Origin of the Ural-Alaskan Type Platinum Deposits:
Geological, Mineralogical and Geochemical Evidence
Evgeny Pushkarev and Elena Anikina

Institute of Geology and Geochemistry, Ural Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia)

e-mail: pushkarev@igg.uran.ru

Abstract in PDF format

Layered, PGE-Bearing Magma Chambers in a Single Pulse
A. Rice

School of Geology and Computer Science, University of Natal, South Africa

e-mail: A.Rice@ru.ac.za

Abstract in PDF format

Stable Isotopic Constraints on the Nature of Fluids that Affected Stratiform PGE Mineralization in the Sonju Lake Intrusion, Northeastern Minnesota
Edward M. Ripley1, Young-Rok Park2, J.D. Miller, Jr.3, C. Li1, P. Shafer1 and J. Mariga1

1
Indiana University, Department of Geological Sciences, Bloomington IN 47405
2
Kangwon National University, Dept. of Earth Sciences, Hyojadong 192-1, Chuncheon  200-701, South Korea
3
Minnesota Geol. Survey, c/o Natural Resources Research Institute, 5013 Miller Trunk Hwy, Duluth MN 55811

e-mail: ripley@indiana.edu

Abstract in PDF format

Platinum-Group Elements in Komatiites From the Komati Formation,
Barberton Greenstone Belt

F. Roelofse1, W.D. Maier1 and S.-J. Barnes2

1
Centre for Research on Magmatic Ore Deposits, Dept. of Geology, University of Pretoria,
Pretoria 0002, South Africa

2
Sciences de la Terre, Universite du Quebec, Chicoutimi G7H 2B1, Canada

e-mail: wdmaier@scientia.up.ac.za

Abstract in PDF format

The Merensky Reef at Winnaarshoek, Eastern Bushveld Complex:
Insights from a Wide Reef Facies

Roger Scoon1 and Andrew A. Mitchell2

1
P. O. Box 2461, Rivonia 2128, South Africa
2
University of Durban-Westville, Private Bag X54001, Durban, 4000, South Africa

e-mail: rnscoon@iafrica.com

Abstract in PDF format

The Mine Permitting Process in Minnesota
- Who, What, Where, and When
Mark J. Severson
Natural Resources Research Institute, University of Minnesota Duluth,
5013 Miller Trunk Highway, Duluth, MN 55811-1442
e-mail:
mseverso@nrri.umn.edu

  Abstract in PDF format

Sheba’s Ridge – An Unconventional Setting for Platreef, UG2 and
Merensky-Style PGE-BMS Deposits in the Bushveld Complex
 
M.R. Sharpe1, S.P. Crous1, S.B. Gain1, G.K. Chunnett2  and C. A. Lee3

1
Cluff Platinum Management, PO Box 2913, Brooklyn Square Pretoria, 0075. South Africa.
2
Geology Dept., Anglo American Platinum, PO Box 62179, Marshalltown 2107. South Africa
3
Cluff Mining PLC, 29 St. James Place, London. UK.
Email: lee@sperrylite.com

Abstract in PDF format

Composition and Origin of Ir-Os-Ru-Pt Alloys from the Zolotaya River
Gold Placer, Southwestern Primorye, Russia

G.G. Shcheka1, A.A. Vrzhosek1 and B. Lehmann2

1
Far East Geological Institute, Pr-t 100-letya 159, Vladivostok 690022, Russia
2
Institute of Mineralogy and Mineral Resources, Technical University, Adolph-Roemer-Str. 2a, 38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany

e-mail: shcheka@email.com, lehmann@min.tu-clausthal.de

Abstract in PDF format

The Post-Magmatic Genesis of Sperrylite from some Gold Placers
in South Part of Krasnoyarsk Region (Russia)
G.I.Shvedov1, V.V. Nekos1 and A.M. Uimanov2

1
Krasnoyarsk Mining-Geological Company. St.K.Marksa 62, Krasnoyarsk, 660049, Russia
2
Mining Company "Tamsiz". St.Artelsky 6, Severo-Yeniseysk, 663280, Russia

e-mail: shgi@krasgeo.ru

Abstract in PDF format

Unnamed PGE Phases from Gold Placer Deposits of South Siberia, Russia
G.I. Shvedov1and V.N. Knyazev2

1
Krasnoyarsk Mining-Geological Company. St.K.Marksa 62, Krasnoyarsk, 660049, Russia
2
Krasnoyarsk’s Science Research Institute of Geology and Mineral Resources, St. Mira 55, Krasnoyarsk, 660049, Russia

e-m
аil: shgi@krasgeo.ru, vnknyazev@kniigims.vsptus.ru

Abstract in PDF format

Pd and Rh Distribution in Fe-Ni Sulfide Melt by the
One-Dimensional Solidification Method
E.F. Sinyakova1, V. I. Kosyakov2, B. G. Nenashev1, M. Ohnenstetter3 and D. Ohnenstetter3

1
Institute of Mineralogy and Petrography, RAS Novosibirsk, Russia
2
Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, RAS Novosibirsk, Russia
3
Centre de Recherches Pétrographiques et Géochimiques, CNRS France

e-mail: mohnen@crpg.cnrs-nancy.fr

Abstract in PDF format

Low-Sulfide Platinum Deposit in the Upper Endocontact Zone of the
Noril’sk-1 Pluton: Data from Detailed Geological Exploration
S. Sluzhenikin, V. Distler, D. Turovtsev and N.Krivolutskaya
Institute of Geology of Ore Deposits, Petrography, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry (IGEM), Russian Academy of Sciences

e-mail  maiya@igem.ru

Abstract in PDF format

Normal Merensky Reef on Northam Platinum Mine, Zwartklip Facies,
Upper Critical Zone, Western Bushveld Complex

D. Smith1, I.
J. Basson2 and D. L. Reid2

1
Northam Platinum Mine, P.O. Box 441, Thabazimbi, 1380
2
Department of Geological Sciences, University of Cape Town, P. B. Rondebosch, 7701
email: 
dsmith@norplats.co.za, ibasson@geology.uct.ac.za, dlr@geology.uct.ac.za

Abstract in PDF format

A Synopsis of Archean and Proterozoic Platinum Group Element Mineralization in the Thunder Bay District, Ontario
Mark C.  Smyk1, John K. Mason1, Bernie R. Schnieders1 and Greg M. Stott2

1
Ontario Geological Survey, Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, Suite B002, 435 James St.
South, Thunder Bay, ON P7E 6S7
2
Ontario Geological Survey, Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, Willet Green Miller Centre,
933 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, ON P3E 6B5 CANADA
e-mail: 
mark.smyk@ndm.gov.on.ca,  john.mason@ndm.gov.on.ca,
bernie.schnieders
@ndm.gov.on.ca,  greg.stott@ndm.gov.on.ca

Abstract in PDF format

Origin of the Yangliuping Ni-Cu-(PGE) Sulfide Deposit Within the Emeishan Large Igneous Province, SW China
Xie-Yan Song1, Mei-Fu Zhou1, Zhi-Min Cao2 and Cheng-Jiang Zhang 3

1
Department of Earth Sciences, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
2
College of Earth Sciences, Ocean University of Qingdao, Qingdao, 266003, P. R. China
3
Third Department, Chengdu University of Technology, Sichuan, 610059, P. R. China
e-mail: xsong@hkusua.hku.hk

Abstract in PDF format

Geochemistry, Petrogenesis, and Metallogenesis of Komatiites
in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt, Canada

R.A.
Sproule
1, C.M. Lesher1, M.G.Houlé1, R.R. Keays2, J. A. Ayer3 and P.C. Thurston1
1
Mineral Exploration Research Centre (Laurentian University, Willet Green Miller Centre, Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury,
Ontario, Canada, P3E 5B6)

2
Department of Earth Sciences, VIEPS, Monash University, Clayton, VIC 3168 Australia
3
Ontario Geological Survey (Willet Green Miller Centre, Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, P3E 5B6)

e-mail: rsproule@nickel.laurentian.ca

Abstract in PDF format

Contrasting PGE-Cu-Ni Mineralization in the
Bird River Sill, SE Manitoba
P. Theyer
Manitoba Industry, Trade and Mines; Geological Survey, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

e-mail: ptheyer@gov.mb.ca

Abstract in PDF format

Tectonic Controls on Mafic Magmatism in the Superior Province
P.C. Thurston

MERC, Laurentian University, Sudbury
ON, Canada P3E 2C6

e-mail: pthurston@nickel.laurentian.ca

Abstract in PDF format

Platinum-Group Element Minerals in Lode and Placers Associated with Galmoenan Complex (Ural-Alaska-type), Koryak-Kamchatka Region, Russia
Nadezhda D. Tolstykh1 and Eugeniy G. Sidorov2

1
Institute of Geology SB RAS, 3,Prosp. Koptyuga, 630090, Novosibirsk, Russia
2
Institute. of Volcanology FEB RAS, 9, Bl. Piipa, 683006, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia

e-mail: tolst@uiggm.nsc.ru, kec@mail.iks.ru

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PGE Concentrations Within Sulphide Mineralization Related to
Ophiolite Volcanic Sequence

Astrit Turku
Center of Scientific -Technical Information and Documentation,
Ruga Leke Dukagjini, NR 5, Tirana, Albania

e-mail: aturku@hotmail.com

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Classification of Mafic–Ultramafic Intrusions in Ontario and
Implications for Platinum-Group Element Mineralization

C. Vaillancourt
1, R.A. Sproule2, C.A. MacDonald1, C.M. Lesher2 and L.J. Hulbert
2
1
Ontario Geological Survey, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
2
Mineral Exploration Research Centre and Department of Earth Sciences,
Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

3
Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

e-mail:
christine.vaillancourt@ndm.gov.on.ca

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Magmatic Stratiform Chrome-Bearing Complexes of the Central Uraline Belt:
Tectonics, Metamorphism, Platinum Mineralization

Yu. A. Volchenko and V.A.  Koroteev

Institute of Geology and Geochemistry of UB RAS 620151 Ekaterinburg, per. Pochtovy, 7, Russia

e-mail: root@igg.e-burg.su

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The Urals Platinum Polygon – New Data
Yu. A.
Volchenko and V. A. Koroteev

Institute of Geology and Geochemistry of UB RAS 620151 Ekaterinburg, per. Pochtovy, 7, Russia

e-mail:
root@igg.e-burg.su

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Geochemistry and Sm-Nd Isotope Studies of a 2.45 Ga Dyke Swarm: Hints at Parental Magma Composition and PGE Potential to Fennoscandian Layered Intrusions?
J. I. Vuollo1, H. Huhma2, V.Stepanov3 and G. Fedotov4

1
Geological Survey of Finland, P.O. Box77, FIN-96101 Rovaniemi, Finland
2
Geological Survey of Finland, P.O. Box 96, FIN-02151Espoo, Finland
3
Geological Institute, Karelian Research Center, RAS, Petrozavodsk, Russia
4
Geological Institute, Kola Science Centre, RAS, Apatity, Russia

e-mail:
jouni.vuollo@gsf.fi

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Type Variations in the Merensky Reef in the Western Bushveld Complex: Critical Comparisons of the Geochemistry, Textures and Metal Distributions
Allan H. Wilson1 and Gordon K. Chunnett2

1
School of Geological and Computer Sciences, University of Natal, Durban, 4041, South Africa
2
Anglo Platinum, P.O. Box 62179. Marshalltown, 2107, South Africa

e-mails: wilsona@nu.ac.za

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Rare Earth Element Geochemistry Orientation Survey of Plagioclase Cumulates Below, Within, and Immediately Above the J-M Reef, Stillwater Mine, Nye, Montana
Diane Wolfgram

Geological Engineering Department, School of Mines & Engineering, Montana Tech, Butte, Montana 59701
e-mail: dwolfgram@mtech.edu

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Some Thoughts on Ore Controls in the J-M Reef, Stillwater Complex, Montana
Diane Wolfgram

Geological Engineering Department, School
of Mines & Engineering
Montana Tech of The University of
Montana, Butte, MT 59701

e-mail: dwolfgram@mtech.edu

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The Role of Complexation by Natural Organic Matter in Transporting
Pt and Pd in Surficial Environments
Scott A. Wood
Department of Geological Sciences, University of Idaho, Box 443022, Moscow, ID, 83844-3022, USA

e-mail:
swood@iron.mines.uidaho.edu

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PGM Associations in Copper-Rich Sulphide Ore of the Oktyabr Deposit,
Talnakh Deposit Group, Russia
Olga A. Yakovleva1, Sergey M. Kozyrev1 and
Oleg I. Oleshkevich2

1
Institute Gipronickel JS,  St. Petersburg, Russia
2
Mining and Metallurgical Company “Noril’sk Nickel” JS, Noril’sk, Russia

e-mail: smk@nikel.spb.su

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Geochemistry of the Panzhihua Mafic Layered Intrusion (SW China):
Petrogenetic Implications for its Giant V-Ti-Magnetite Deposit

Ma Yuxiao1, Mei-Fu Zhou2, Cheng-Jiang Zhang1 and Xie-Yan Song2

1
Third Department, Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu, China
2
Department of Earth Sciences, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China

e-mail:
mfzhou@hkucc.hku.hk

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Platinum-Group Element Mineralogy and Geochemistry in Chromitites of the Nurali Mafic-Ultramafic Complex (Southern Urals, Russia)
Federica Zaccarini
1, V. Evgeny Pushkarev2, B. German Fershtater2,  Roberto Cabella3  and Giorgio Garuti1
1
Department of Earth Sciences, University of Modena, (Italy)
2Institute of Geology and Geochemistry, Ekaterinburg (Russia)
3Department for the study of the Territory and its Resources, University of Genoa, (Italy)
e-mail: fedezac@tsc4.com

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The Genesis of the Jinchuan Cu-Ni-PGE Sulfide Deposit, NW China
Chengjiang  Zhang1, Yunliang  Wang2 and Guanghong Xie2

1
Third Department, Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu, 610059, P.R.China
2
Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy, Guanzhou, 510640, P.R. China
e-mail: xsong@hkusua.hku.hk

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Distribution of Iridium in Hydrothermal Synthesized Sulphides
Fe, Cu, Zn, Pb Using Radioisotope 192Ir

Sergey M. Zhmodik1, Gennady Y. Shvedenkov2 and Nathalie V. Verkhovtseva3

1
Institute of Geology, Novosibirsk, Koptyuga ave., 3; 630090
2
Institute of Mineralogy and Petrography, Novosibirsk, Koptyuga ave., 3; 630090.
3
Institute of Geology, Novosibirsk, Koptyuga ave., 3; 630090

e-mail: zhmodik@uiggm.nsc.ru

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Tectonic Settings of Magmatic Sulfide Deposits in China
M.-F. Zhou1, X.-Y. Song1, R.R. Keays2 and C.M. Lesher2

1
Department of Earth Sciences, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
2
Mineral Exploration Research Centre, Department of Earth Sciences,
Laurentian University, Sudbury
, Ontario, Canada P3E 6B5

e-mail: mfzhou@hkucc.hku.hk

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