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The fluorapatite P–REE–Th vein deposit at Nolans Bore: Genesis by carbonatite metasomatism

Anenburg, Michael; Mavrogenes, John; Bennett, Vickie


Nolans Bore is a rare earth element (REE) ore deposit in the Reynolds Range, Aileron Province, Northern Territory, Australia. It consists primarily of fluorapatite and alteration products thereof, surrounded by a diopside-dominated selvage. Previously considered to form via hydrothermal fluids, we now suggest that the deposit formed by a metasomatic reaction between a mantle-derived carbonatite and granulite-facies felsic host rocks, after peak metamorphism. REE patterns of fluorapatite are...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020-01
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Petrology
DOI: 10.1093/petrology/egaa003
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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