Geochemistry of Ankur iron ore deposits, NE Sudan

El-Kammar A. M. and Shaalan M. B. and Osman H. M.: Geochemistry of Ankur iron ore deposits, NE Sudan. In: Acta mineralogica-petrographica, (25) 1. pp. 117-126. (1981)

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The iron ore deposits of Ankur area, northeast Sudan, occupy a constant geological position slightly transverse and discordant to the general foliation of the host rocks (biotite schists and andesitic tuffs). The normative composition of the studied ore is calculated to cover the following mineral assemblage; quartz, orthoclase, albite, anorthite, corundum, acmite, wollastonite, enstatite, ferrosilite, magnetite, hematite, ilmenite, apatite and pyrite. Magnetite and hematite showed opposit distribution patterns, which may suggests that hematite is a product of martitization of magnetite. The iron ore of the area under investigation are remarkably enriched in the trace elements; Y, Cu, Co and Cr, and depleted in the content of Ni, Zn, Rb and Sr, compared to the average of the earth's crust. The V module of magnetites reflects a metamorphic origin of the deposits. V 3+ is believed to be accommodated in the magnetite lattice, substituting for Fe3+ , while Cr, Co, Ni and Zn are most probably accumulated by the alumino-silicates. Rb occurs in the potash alumino-silicates, replacing for K. The absence of the correlation between Sr and Ca may favour the believing that the studied deposits are of metamorphic origin.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Acta mineralogica-petrographica
Date: 1981
Volume: 25
Number: 1
ISSN: 0365-8066
Page Range: pp. 117-126
Language: English
Publisher: University of Szeged, Department of Mineralogy, Geochemistry and Petrology
Place of Publication: Szeged
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Kőzettan, Ásványtan, Földtan, Geokémia
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 125-126. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 01. Natural sciences
01. Natural sciences > 01.05. Earth and related environmental sciences
Date Deposited: 2016. Oct. 17. 09:25
Last Modified: 2022. Jul. 25. 15:38

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