Platinum mineralization in Ikauna area, Lalitpur District, Uttar Pradesh

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Authors:Farooqui, S. A.; Singh, A. K.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Directorate of Geology and Mining, Lucknow, India
Volume Title:Journal of the Geological Society of India
Source:Journal of the Geological Society of India, 68(4), p.582-584. Publisher: Geological Society of India, Bangalore, India. ISSN: 0016-7622
Publication Date:2006
Note:In English. 2 refs.; 1 table, geol. sketch map
Summary:Incidence of Pt and Pd along with Au and Ag has been recorded in the serpentinised peridotites near Ikauna village (24°23'19":78°52'40"), Lalitpur district, Uttar Pradesh, which are in contact with gabbroic/dioritic and granitic rocks in the north and dioritic rocks in the south. The peridotite/serpentinised talc-actinolite schist zone has been traced for a distance of 1.5 km along the strike with an average width of 90 m. Selected trench samples have shown Pt up to 1.71 ppm, Pd 2.02 ppm, Ir 0.62 ppm, Ru 0.07 ppm, Rh 0.30 ppm, Au 0.23 ppm, Ag 19.99 ppm, and Ni, 4800 ppm, Co, 397 ppm, and Cr 4400 ppm. The zone continues eastwards and westwards with reduced width, but with incidence of these metals. Exploration is continuing for ascertaining existence of economically viable mineralization.
Sections:Economic minerals and ore deposits
Subsections:Metallic deposits: specific
Subjects:Chemical composition; Dikes; Gabbros; Igneous rocks; Intrusions; Metal ores; Metallogeny; Mineral deposits, genesis; Mineral exploration; Mineralization; Palladium ores; Platinum ores; Plutonic rocks; Pyroxenite; Ultramafic composition; Ultramafics; Asia; India; Indian Peninsula; Uttar Pradesh India; Berwar Formation; Ikauna India; Lalitpur India; Madaura Complex; Madaura Formation; Rajaula Formation
Coordinates:N242243 N242303 E0785327 E0785224
Abstract Numbers:06M/4233
Record ID:2007042275
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