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    Composition of Nb, Ta, Ti, Sn-bearing oxide minerals from the Homolka phosphorus-rich granite, Czech Republic
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    Pavel Uher
Other titles
    Proceedings of the International Conference "Genetic Significance of Phosphorus in Fractionated Granites" (IGCP Project No.373) (Variant.)
    Uher, Pavel
Source title - serial
    Acta Universitatis Carolinae, Geologica
    Vol. 42, no. 1
    p. 169-172
    2 diagr., 1 fot., 1 tab., 10 bibl.
    Zkr. název ser.: Acta Univ. Carol., Geol.
Subject group
    chemismus hornin
    moldanubický pluton
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Abstract (in english)
   The Homolka magmatic centre represents a highly evolved P-rich granite of Upper Carboniferous age. Since it is enriched in Nb, Ta and Sn, the granite contains disseminated rare-element minerals. In course of the electron microprobe study were identified ferrocolumbite to ferrotantalite, ixiolite (or disordered Ti-rich ferrocolumbite), niobian-tantalian rutile, pseudobrookite and cassiterite. Ferrocolumbite-ferrotantalite shows atom. Mn/(Mn+Fe) = 0.14-0.30, Ta(Ta+Nb) = 0.12-0.53 and elevated WO3 = 0.5-4.9 wt.%. Ixiolite (or disordered ferrocolumbite) is also W-rich ( 6.7 wt.% WO3) but depleted in Mn and Ta: Mn(Mn+Fe) = 0.01-0.11 and Ta/(Ta+Nb) = 0.19-0.24. Oscillatory zoned rutile is strongly enriched in Nb and Ta (13-17 wt.% Nb2O5 and 10-18 wt.% Ta2O5), and contains also 3 wt.% SnO2. Pseudobrookite is poor in W, Nb, Ta and Sn, but locally markedly Zn-rich ( 8.7 wt.% ZnO). Cassiterite is nearly pure, depleted in Nb and Ta.
   Described minerals crystallized under magmatic, low- O2 conditions, only ixiolite was exsolved at subsolidus stage and pseudobrookite originated probably by post-magmatic oxidation of ilmenite in a higher O2 environment
    Česká geologická služba
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    ČGS (UNM)
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Entered date
    18. 2. 2008
Import date
    8. 8. 2012