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Geochemistry of LCT Pegmatites

  • Thomas DittrichEmail author
  • Thomas Seifert
  • Bernhard Schulz
  • Steffen Hagemann
  • Axel Gerdes
  • Jörg Pfänder
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in World Mineral Deposits book series (BRIEFSWMD)

Abstract

The whole rock main and trace element geochemical data of the pegmatites is used to decipher the processes which led to the enormous Cs enrichment in the massive pollucite mineralisation. The geochemical study was also designed for potential prediction if a pegmatite potentially might host a yet not recognised massive pollucite mineralisation. Following these goals, the data from the pollucite-bearing Bikita pegmatite field are used for characterisation of the geochemical behaviour of Cs, and is compared to the Western Australian pegmatites. The whole rock geochemical analyses are supplemented by the mineral modes and assemblages gained by automated SEM-MLA (Mineral Liberation Analysis) from the same samples. The Geochemical investigations of the major and minor elements accentuates the solitary characteristics of the massive pollucite mineralisation at Bikita.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Dittrich
    • 1
    Email author
  • Thomas Seifert
    • 1
  • Bernhard Schulz
    • 1
  • Steffen Hagemann
    • 2
  • Axel Gerdes
    • 3
  • Jörg Pfänder
    • 4
  1. 1.Division of Economic Geology and Petrology, Institute of MineralogyTU Bergakademie FreibergFreibergGermany
  2. 2.School of Earth and Environment, Centre for Exploration TargetingThe University of Western AustraliaCrawleyAustralia
  3. 3.Department of GeosciencesGoethe University FrankfurtFrankfurt am MainGermany
  4. 4.Ar-Ar-Lab/Division of Tectonophysics, Institute for GeologyTU Bergakademie FreibergFreibergGermany

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