The composition and distribution of nodular monazite in the lower Palaeozoic rocks of Great Britain

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Authors:Read, D.; Cooper, D. C.; McArthur, J. M.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Univ. Wales, Inst. Sci. and Technol., Cardiff, United Kingdom
Br. Geol. Surv., United Kingdom
Univ. Coll. London, United Kingdom
Volume Title:Mineralogical Magazine
Source:Mineralogical Magazine, 51(360), p.271-280. Publisher: Mineralogical Society, London, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0026-461X
Publication Date:1987
Note:In English. 39 refs.; illus. incl. 5 tables, geol. sketch map
Summary:Millimetric, ellipsoidal monazite nodules found within Lower Palaeozoic sedimentary rocks in Wales, south-west England and Brittany are characterised by a pronounced zonation of light and heavy REE, an inclusion fabric of low-grade metamorphic minerals indistinguishable from the host rock and a low Th content. They are interpreted as the product of in situ recrystallization of detrital monazites derived from pegmatitic or granitic source rocks and are potentially useful as indicators of Lower Palaeozoic sedimentary rock provenance. [R.A.H.]
Subjects:Composition; Distribution; Lower Paleozoic; Mineralogy; Minerals; Monazite; Paleozoic; Phosphates; Europe; United Kingdom; Western Europe
Abstract Numbers:87M/4788
Record ID:1987079499
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, Copyright, Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland
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