Publications

Scientific publications

И.А. Алексеев, Л.В. Кулешевич.
Благороднометалльная минерализация массива Вялимяки (Северное Приладожье, Карелия)
// Труды КарНЦ РАН. No 2. Сер. Геология Докембрия. 2017. C. 60-72
I.A. Alekseev, L.V. Kuleshevich. Noble-metal mineralization of the Välimäki massif, Northern Priladozhje, Karelia // Transactions of Karelian Research Centre of Russian Academy of Science. No 2. Precambrian Geology Series. 2017. Pp. 60-72
Key words: Välimäki massif; ilmenite-titanomagnetite ores; Au-Pd-Pt-Cu-Smineralization; Karelia
The 1.89 Ga Välimäki massif is located in the northern Lake Ladoga area (Priladozhje). It is differentiated from wehrlites and pyroxenites to highly alkaline gabbro and diorites. Ilmenite-titanomagnetite ores confined to the pyroxenite portion of the massif form several bodies worked out as early as the 19th – early 20th century. High-grade titanomagnetite ores typically contain high concentrations of TiO2 (2.4–6.4 %), V2O5 (0.54–0.8 %) and MnO (0.16–0.3 %). Titanomagnetite with ilmenite disintegration lamellae contains 0.6–1 % V; Mn concentration in ilmenite is 1–1.87 % in the ores and up to 4.65– 6 % in disseminated mineralization in gabbro-diorites. Ores with disseminated-veinlet Cu-S-mineralization were found to contain noble metals such as Au, Pt and Pd (total concentration 0.3–1 g/t). Sulphides are represented by chalcopyrite and pyrite; sphalerite (Fe 6–9 %), pyrrhotite, argentopentlandite, galena, Se-galena, molybdenite, cobaltite and Ag-Bi-Te phases (hessite, stutzite, tellurobismuthite and tetradymite) are common. Minerals Pd and Pt – michenerite, froodite, merenskyite, Rh-sperrylite, and electrum, were revealed in the Välimäki massif for the first time.
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