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Archean Rare-Metal Pegmatites in Zimbabwe and Western Australia

Geology and Metallogeny of Pollucite Mineralisations

Authors: Dittrich, Th., Seifert, Th., Schulz, B., Hagemann, S., Gerdes, A., Pfänder, J.

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  • Presents the first comparative study on LCT pegmatites within the Yilgarn Craton
  • Offers radiogenic isotope data on LCT pegmatites within the Yilgarn Craton
  • Integrates evolution of LCT pegmatites into the geological history of the Yilgarn Craton
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Lithium-cesium-tantalum (LCT) pegmatites are important resources for rare metals. For Cs, only the LCT pegmatites with the zeolite group mineral pollucite at Bikita (Zimbabwe Craton) and Tanco (Superior Province Craton) are of commercial importance. Common characteristics of world-class LCT pegmatite deposits include their Meso- to Neoarchean age and geological setting within greenstone belt lithologies on Archean Cratons.

This study presents the first coherent and comparative scientific investigation of five major LCT pegmatite systems from the Yilgarn, Pilbara and Zimbabwe Craton. For the evaluation of their Cs potential and of the genetic concepts of pollucite formation, the pegmatites from Wodgina, Londonderry, Mount Deans and Cattlin Creek were compared to the Bikita pollucite mineralization. 

The integration of the new data (e.g., geochronological and radiogenic isotope data) into the complex geological framework: 1) enhances our knowledge of the formation of LCT pegmatite systems, and 2) will contribute to the further exploration of additional world-class LCT pegmatite deposits, which 3) may host massive pollucite mineralisations. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction to Archean Rare-Metal Pegmatites

    Pages 1-21

    Dittrich, Thomas (et al.)

  • Geological Settings of Archean Rare-Metal Pegmatites

    Pages 23-59

    Dittrich, Thomas (et al.)

  • Petrography and Mineralogy

    Pages 61-75

    Dittrich, Thomas (et al.)

  • Geochemistry of LCT Pegmatites

    Pages 77-86

    Dittrich, Thomas (et al.)

  • Geochronology of Archean LCT Pegmatites

    Pages 87-94

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Archean Rare-Metal Pegmatites in Zimbabwe and Western Australia
Book Subtitle
Geology and Metallogeny of Pollucite Mineralisations
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in World Mineral Deposits
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-10943-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-10943-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-10942-4
Series ISSN
2509-7857
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 125
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 57 illustrations in colour
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