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Minor and Rare Earth Element Geochemistry of K-Rich Silica-Undersaturated Igneous Rocks

  • Alok Krishna Gupta
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Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)

Abstract

The silica–undersaturated K-rich igneous rocks are highly enriched in the lighter REE. Their La abundance for example, is often 1,000–1,400 times greater than that of chondrites (Mitchell et al. 1987). Abundance of the heavy REE is not as high, but still 6–20 times that of chondrites.

Keywords

Incompatible Element Ocean Island Basalt Incompatible Trace Element Trace Element Geochemistry Light Rare Earth Element 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mineralogy and PetrologyUniversity of AllahabadAllahabadIndia

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