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Electron microprobe geochemistry of apatite crystals in the iron oxide-apatite ores of the Adirondack Mountains, New York, 2016-2017

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2016
Time Period
2017

Citation

Taylor, R.D., and Adams, D.T., 2019, Electron microprobe geochemistry of apatite crystals in the iron oxide-apatite ores of the Adirondack Mountains, New York, 2016-2017: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9GVYTXB.

Summary

The iron oxide-apatite (IOA) deposits near Mineville in the Adirondack Mountains, New York, have been of interest for their rich magnetite ore since the mid-1700s but have attracted renewed attention due to their potential as rare earth element (REE) resources (McKeown and Klemic, 1956; Lupulescu and others, 2016; Taylor and others, 2018). Apatite is the main REE-host and is found in variable concentrations within ore seams of the regional magnetite deposits. Some apatite crystals are unaltered, relatively homogenous, and inclusion-free, whereas other deposits contain heterogenous apatite with zones of abundant secondary mineral inclusions that were formed through metasomatic reactions with the apatite after initial precipitation. [...]

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apatite texture examples.pdf
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Electron_Micrioprobe_Gepchemistry_Apatite_AdirondacksNY_20162017.xml
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Adirondack_Apatite_EMP_Results.csv
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Adirondack_Apatite_EMP_Data_Dictionary.csv
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Purpose

Geochemical data were obtained to characterize the extent and distribution of REE within apatite crystals in various IOA deposits and the host rock

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