Cathodoluminescence and growth of cassiterite in the composite lodes at South Crofty Mine, Cornwall, England

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Authors:Farmer, C. B.; Searl, A.; Halls, C.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Imp. Coll., Min. Geol. Res. Group, London, United Kingdom
Univ. Birmingham, United Kingdom
Volume Title:Mineral textures
Volume Authors:Clark, A. M., editor
Source:Mineralogical Magazine, 55(380), p.447-458, 316G; Mineral textures, Manchester, United Kingdom, Sept. 3-4, 1990, edited by A. M. Clark. Publisher: Mineralogical Society, London, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0026-461X
Publication Date:1991
Note:In English. 51 refs.; illus. incl. 2 tables
Summary:Systematic variations in zoning and morphology of cassiterite from S Crofty have been studied using CL imagery. The textures of cassiterite revealed by CL can be attributed to two factors: 1) variations in the composition of the mineralizing fluid, and 2) variations in the tectono-hydrothermal conditions governing cassiterite deposition. In turn these factors determine the dominant form in which the cassiterite crystals grow. It is therefore clear that factors other than T and P must be taken into account when seeking an explanation for typomorphic variations of mineral species in hydrothermal systems. [R.E.S.]
Subjects:Cassiterite; Cathodoluminescence; Crystal growth; Economic geology; Metal ores; Oxides; Tin ores; Cornwall England; England; Europe; Great Britain; United Kingdom; Western Europe; South Crofty Mine
Abstract Numbers:92M/0845
Record ID:1991057463
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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