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Laser ablation ICP-MS analysis of ruthenium in chromite — a new tool in the exploration for komatiite-hosted nickel-sulphide deposits

34th International Geological Congress Abstract

Steven J. Barnes, Marco L. FIORENTINI, Marek LOCMELIS, Norman J. Pearson

We utilised laser ablation ICP-MS to measure the ruthenium (Ru) concentrations of more than 390 chromite grains from barren and mineralised komatiites from the Yilgarn Craton ofWestern Australia and the Finnish part of the Fennoscandian Shield.