Alteration of spodumene, montebrasite and lithiophilite in pegmatites of the White Picacho district, Arizona.

D. London, Donald Burt

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Abstract

The nine zoned Li pegmatites are studied. The crystallization trends suggest an increase in the activities of Li minerals and the acid volatiles, P and F. Fractures controlled pseudomorphous alteration. Over 25 mineral species are associated in these pegmatites; the abundance of Li, Be, Mn, Nb, Ta and Bi minerals indicates that the pegmatites originated from a highly differentiated granitic source.-K.A.R.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-113
Number of pages17
JournalAmerican Mineralogist
Volume67
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Geochemistry and Petrology

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