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Optimising the REE-Zr-Nb potential of eudialyte and its alteration products in the Ilímaussaq complex, South Greenland

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Abstract

Eudialyte-group minerals are complex alkali-zirconosilicates that crystallise in peralkaline igneous rocks known as agpaitic nepheline syenites1. They provide important unexploited resources for rare earth elements (REE) and other critical metals such as Zr, Nb and Ta1,2,3,4. Europe hosts significant eudialyte deposits in rift-related alkaline intrusions, e.g. Ilímaussaq (Greenland), Lovozero and Khibiny (Russia) and Norra Kärr (Sweden)5. With relatively high contents of the more critical heavy REE, and low U and Th contents compared to conventionally exploited REE phases, eudialyte is particularly attractive as a more sustainable source of REE.
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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 19 Dec 2016
EventMineral deposit study group : Annual winter meeting - University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 Dec 201621 Dec 2016
Conference number: 40th
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ConferenceMineral deposit study group
Abbreviated titleMDSG 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBristol
Period19/12/1621/12/16
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