mineral suite

mineral suite

[′min·rəl ′swēt]
(mineralogy)
A group of associated minerals in one deposit.
A representative group of minerals from a certain locality.
A group of specimens showing variations, as in color or form, in a single mineral species.
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The deposit is unusual in that it has leucoxene as its major constituent which makes the heavy mineral suite of higher value than the ilmenite dominated deposits normally found in south-west of Western Australia.
The clay mineral suite of each sample was then determined by X-ray diffraction of the 2 tiles, using a Siemens Diffraktometer 5000.
Noting that gold occurrences such as the big Pipeline Deposit are now starting to be found in the valleys as well as the flanks on the ridges, Tri- Valley has arranged for its sister company, Select Resources Corporation, to assay samples from the first 500 meters of its Midland Trail oil prospect well bore to learn the mineral suite of the area and determine if additional mineral prospecting should be conducted.
The indicator mineral suite found to date is similar in composition to that found by Ashton, which is not comparable to the classical model for diamondiferous kimberlite with the associated G10 garnets.
The primary mineral suite of each topsoil was characterised by X-ray diffraction of random powders, which had been ground to pass through a 50-[micro]m sieve.
The grain morphology, indicator count, grain size and mineral suite reflect an underlying source whilst the grain geochemistry confirms its kimberlitic origin.
The macrocyrst mineral suite of both kimberlite boulder trains is dominated by coarse olivine, with purple and orange garnets and ilmenites present in lesser amounts.
Table 2 Atlas: Resource Estimate Heavy Mineral Suite <pre> </pre>
Ilmenite accounts for about 65% of the heavy mineral suite with lesser amounts of rutile and zircon also present.
The entire group of host rocks has been altered to the greenstone-facies mineral suite of sericite, chlorite, biotite, carbonate and quartz.
Tiomin will be initiating a reconnaissance sampling and mapping program in early December to categorize the grades and product quality of the mineral suite present which is known to include ilmenite, rutile and zircon.