There will be a one day short course offered on the connection between chromite
crystallization and what it can tell us about the distribution of platinum-group elements and
formation of ore deposits. Topics to be covered are: 1) results from recent experimental
work, 2) field observations from Stillwater and Bushveld Complexes and the Rum intrusions
3) interpretation of micro textures and EBSD studies, 4) trace and major element composition
of chromites, and 5) the relationship between platinum-group minerals and chromites.
Speakers will provide an overview of each topic and the implications for the formation of
platinum-group element deposits.
Presenters include; Stephen Barnes, Sarah-Jane Barnes, James Brenan, Chris Jenkins, Malte
Junge, Rais Latypov, Wolfgang Maier, Brian O’Driscoll, Zoja Vukmanovic