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Recrystallization rims in zircon (Valle d'Arbedo, Switzerland): An integrated cathodoluminescence, LA-ICP-MS, SHRIMP, and TEM study

Vonlanthen, Pierre; Fitz Gerald, John; Rubatto, Daniela; Hermann, Joerg

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Recrystallization rims are a common feature of zircon crystals that underwent metamorphism. We present a microstructural and microchemical study of partially recrystallized zircon grains collected in polymetamorphic migmatites (Valle d'Arbedo, Ticino, Switzerland). The rims are bright in cathodo-luminescence (CL), with sharp and convex contacts characterized by inward-penetrating embayments transgressing igneous zircon cores. Laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/61306
Source: American Mineralogist
DOI: 10.2138/am.2012.3854

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