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Low-sulfide platinum-palladium deposits of the Paleoproterozoic Fedorova-Pana Layered Complex, Kola Region, Russia

Groshev, Nikolay Yu., Rundkvist, Tatyana V., Karykowski, Bartosz T., Maier, Wolfgang D., Korchagin, Aleksey U., Ivanov, Anton N. and Junge, Malte 2019. Low-sulfide platinum-palladium deposits of the Paleoproterozoic Fedorova-Pana Layered Complex, Kola Region, Russia. Minerals 9 (12) , 764. 10.3390/min9120764

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Abstract

Several deposits of low-sulfide Pt–Pd ores have been discovered in recent decades in the Paleoproterozoic Fedorova–Pana Layered Complex located in the Kola Region (Murmansk Oblast) of Russia. The deposits are divided into two types: reef-style, associated with the layered central portions of intrusions, and contact-style, localized in the lower parts of intrusions near the contact with the Archean basement. The Kievey and the North Kamennik deposits represent the first ore type and are confined to the North PGE Reef located 600–800 m above the base of the West Pana Intrusion. The reef is associated with a horizon of cyclically interlayered orthopyroxenite, gabbronorite and anorthosite. The average contents of Au, Pt and Pd in the Kievey ore are 0.15, 0.53 and 3.32 ppm, respectively. The North Kamennik deposit has similar contents of noble metals. The Fedorova Tundra deposit belongs to the second ore type and has been explored in two sites in the lower part of the Fedorova intrusion. Mineralization is mainly associated mainly with taxitic or varied-textured gabbronorites, forming a matrix of intrusive breccia with fragments of barren orthopyroxenite. The ores contain an average of 0.08 ppm Au, 0.29 ppm Pt and 1.20 ppm Pd. In terms of PGE resources, the Fedorova Tundra is the largest deposit in Europe, hosting more than 300 tons of noble metals.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Earth and Ocean Sciences
Publisher: MDPI
ISSN: 2075-163X
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 13 December 2019
Date of Acceptance: 27 November 2019
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2019 12:00
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/127520

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