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Distribution of Beryllium in Rocks from the SN-W Granite of Regoufe, N-Portugal

  • J. H. L. Voncken
  • S. P. Vriend
  • J. B. H. Jansen
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 218)

Abstract

Recently, Vriend et al. (1985) studied the trace element behaviour of the Regoufe granite. The Regoufe granite is situated about 70 km SE of Oporto and belongs to the Hercynian massifs in the north of Portugal. The granite has been studied in detail by Sluyk (1963). The intrusion is a two-mica granite. Biotite occurs only in restricted parts. The granite has been metasomatically altered and the following processes can be distinguished: albitisation, microclinisation, muscovitisation and quartzification (Sluyk, 1963). Beryllium minerals have not been found in the granite itself. Within and around the granite quartzveins occur with wolframite and cassiterite. Sluyk (1963) found rare beryl and even more rare bertrandite in the ore veins of Minas de Regoufe. Bertandite is proposed to be an alteration product of beryl and occurs only in the immediate vicinity of beryl.

Keywords

Incompatible Element Major Mineral Clear Relation Petrographical Characteristic Alteration Product 
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References

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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. H. L. Voncken
    • 1
  • S. P. Vriend
    • 1
  • J. B. H. Jansen
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Earth SciencesState University of UtrechtThe Netherlands

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