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Archean Rare-Metal Pegmatites in Zimbabwe and Western Australia

Geology and Metallogeny of Pollucite Mineralisations

  • Thomas Dittrich
  • 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)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Thomas Dittrich, Thomas Seifert, Bernhard Schulz, Steffen Hagemann, Axel Gerdes, Jörg Pfänder
    Pages 1-21
  3. Thomas Dittrich, Thomas Seifert, Bernhard Schulz, Steffen Hagemann, Axel Gerdes, Jörg Pfänder
    Pages 23-59
  4. Thomas Dittrich, Thomas Seifert, Bernhard Schulz, Steffen Hagemann, Axel Gerdes, Jörg Pfänder
    Pages 61-75
  5. Thomas Dittrich, Thomas Seifert, Bernhard Schulz, Steffen Hagemann, Axel Gerdes, Jörg Pfänder
    Pages 77-86
  6. Thomas Dittrich, Thomas Seifert, Bernhard Schulz, Steffen Hagemann, Axel Gerdes, Jörg Pfänder
    Pages 87-94
  7. Thomas Dittrich, Thomas Seifert, Bernhard Schulz, Steffen Hagemann, Axel Gerdes, Jörg Pfänder
    Pages 95-102
  8. Thomas Dittrich, Thomas Seifert, Bernhard Schulz, Steffen Hagemann, Axel Gerdes, Jörg Pfänder
    Pages 103-125

About this book

Introduction

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. 


Keywords

LCT pegmatite systems rare metals Yilgarn Craton Neoarchean Lithium, Li Cesium, Cs radiogenic isotopic data

Authors and affiliations

  • Thomas Dittrich
    • 1
  • Thomas Seifert
    • 2
  • Bernhard Schulz
    • 3
  • Steffen Hagemann
    • 4
  • Axel Gerdes
    • 5
  • Jörg Pfänder
    • 6
  1. 1.Division of Economic Geology and Petrology, Institute of MineralogyTU Bergakademie FreibergFreibergGermany
  2. 2.Division of Economic Geology and Petrology, Institute of MineralogyTU Bergakademie FreibergFreibergGermany
  3. 3.Division of Economic Geology and Petrology, Institute of MineralogyTU Bergakademie FreibergFreibergGermany
  4. 4.Centre for Exploration Targeting, School of Earth SciencesThe University of Western AustraliaCrawleyAustralia
  5. 5.Department of GeosciencesGoethe University FrankfurtFrankfurt am MainGermany
  6. 6.Ar-Ar-Lab/Division of Tectonophysics, Institute for GeologyTU Bergakademie FreibergFreibergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-10943-1
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-10942-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-10943-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2509-7857
  • Series Online ISSN 2509-7865
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