Category Archives: Cuba

2020: Orthopyroxenite hosted chromitite veins anomalously enriched in platinum-group minerals from the Havana-Matanzas Ophiolite, Cuba

Orthopyroxenite hosted chromitite veins anomalously enriched in platinum-group minerals from the Havana-Matanzas Ophiolite, Cuba Abstract The Havana–Matanzas Ophiolite contains one of the few examples of ophiolitic platinum group minerals (PGM)-rich chromitites associated with orthopyroxenites in the mantle section of ophiolitic complexes. The chromitites occur as veins hosted by orthopyroxenite bands within mantle peridotites. The peridotites…
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2020: Diamond forms during low pressure serpentinisation of oceanic lithosphere

Diamond forms during low pressure serpentinisation of oceanic lithosphere Abstract Diamond is commonly regarded as an indicator of ultra-high pressure conditions in Earth System Science. This canonical view is challenged by recent data and interpretations that suggest metastable growth of diamond in low pressure environments. One such environment is serpentinisation of oceanic lithosphere, which produces…
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2020: Cryptic alkaline magmatism in the oceanic Caribbean arc (Camagüey area, Cuba)

Cryptic alkaline magmatism in the oceanic Caribbean arc (Camagüey area, Cuba) Abstract Mid and Late Cretaceous arc-related basaltic rocks in the Camagüey area, East Central Cuba, record an intriguing seemingly random enrichment in alkalis that suggests alkaline affinity, representing an oddity in the Greater Antilles. In this study, the petrology and geochemistry of volcanic rocks…
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2020: Nanoscale constraints on the in situ transformation of Ru–Os–Ir sulfides to alloys at low temperature

Nanoscale constraints on the in situ transformation of Ru–Os–Ir sulfides to alloys at low temperature Abstract We report new results of a combined focused ion beam high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (FIB/HRTEM) investigation of two grains of platinum-group minerals (PGM) corresponding to the laurite (RuS2)-erlichmanite (OsS2) solid solution series. The grains are included within unaltered chromite…
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  • 2020: Diamond forms during low pressure serpentinisation of oceanic lithosphere

    Diamond forms during low pressure serpentinisation of oceanic lithosphere Abstract Diamond is...
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