Origin of chromitites in layered intrusions: Evidence from chromite-hosted melt inclusions from the Stillwater Complex
Chromitites from layered mafic intrusions are of great economic importance, yet the origin of these deposits remains enigmatic. We describe multiphase silicate inclusions trapped within chromite grains from the G chromitite seam of the Stillwater Complex, Montana, United States. These inclusions are interpreted to represent melt trapped during chromite growth and hence provide information on chromitite formation. Most reheated inclusions have variable quench textures and chemical compositions...[Show more]
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