Occurrence and Significance of Awaruite in the Dras Ultramafics, Kashmir Himalaya, India

T. Radhakrishna, V. Divakara Rao and J. R. S. Krishna Rao
National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad—500 001, India
Department of Geology, Andhra University, Waltair—530 003, India

Abstract: A new occurrence of awaruite, from India, is reported in the ultramafic units of the Dras area which form part of the Indus Suture ophiolites in Kashmir Himalaya. Its formation in these rocks suggests a low-temperature process of serpentinization. Ni and Fe released from olivine and/or pyroxene must have formed awaruite peragenetically next to magnetite and pentlandite.

Mineralogical Magazine; December 1982 v. 46; no. 341; p. 483-484; DOI: 10.1180/minmag.1982.046.341.13
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