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Marine phosphorites as potential resources for heavy rare earth elements and yttrium

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Hein, J.R., Koschinsky, A., Mikesell, M., Mizell, K., Glenn, C.R., and Wood, R., 2016, Marine phosphorites as potential resources for heavy rare earth elements and yttrium: Minerals, v. 6 no. 3, 88 p., doi: 10.3390/min6030088

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Marine phosphorites are known to concentrate rare earth elements and yttrium (REY) during early diagenetic formation. Much of the REY data available are decades old and incomplete, and there has not been a systematic study of REY distributions in marine phosphorite deposits that formed over a range of oceanic environments. Consequently, we initiated this study to determine if marine phosphorite deposits found in the global ocean host REY concentrations of high enough grade to be of economic interest. This paper addresses continental-margin (CM) and open-ocean seamount phosphorites. All 75 samples analyzed are composed predominantly of carbonate fluorapatite and minor detrital and authigenic minerals. CM phosphorites have low total [...]

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