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Nickel-rich metasomatism of the lithospheric mantle by pre-kimberlitic alkali-S-Cl-rich C-O-H fluids

Giuliani, Andrea; Kamenetsky, Vadim S; Kendrick, Mark; Phillips, David; Goemann, Karsten


Metasomatism of the lithospheric mantle sometimes produces unusual assemblages containing native metals and alloys, which provide important insight into metasomatic processes in the mantle. In this study, we describe the metasomatic enrichment of a refractory harzburgite xenolith in Ni, Fe and, to a lesser extent, Cu, Co, As and Sb. The xenolith (XM1/422) derives from the Bultfontein kimberlite (Kimberley, South Africa) and hosts Ni mineralisation that includes native nickel (Ni84. 5-98. 0),...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology
DOI: 10.1007/s00410-012-0801-1


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