Spinels from the Dawros Peridotite, Connemara, Ireland

A. T. V. Rothstein
Department of Chemistry and Geology, Portsmouth Polytechnic, Portsmouth PO1 3QL

Summary: Two different spinels, analyses of which are given, occur in the layered ultramafic rocks at Dawros. Chrome spinel occurs both as gravity-stratified cumulates and as complex orbs, while an Al-rich spinel is both in rocks of the main Dawros magmatic sequence and in an association with an aluminous bronzite, which may originate by recrystallization. It is concluded that while the chrome spinel is certainly of magmatic origin, the aluminous spinel is probably partly of magmatic and partly of recrystallization origin.

Mineralogical Magazine; December 1972 v. 38; no. 300; p. 957-960; DOI: 10.1180/minmag.1972.038.300.06
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