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Title: Nature and evolution of paleoproterozoic Sn and rare metal albitites from Central Brazil : constraints based on textural, geochemical, Ar-Ar, and oxygen isotopes
Authors: Sirqueira, Ana Rita Félix
Moura, Márcia Abrahão
Botelho, Nilson Francisquini
Kyser, T. Kurt
Assunto:: Albitita
Metais não-ferrosos
Isótopos de oxigênio
Geologia econômica
Issue Date: 8-Sep-2018
Publisher: MDPI
Citation: SIRQUEIRA, Ana Rita F. et al. Nature and evolution of paleoproterozoic Sn and rare metal albitites from Central Brazil: constraints based on textural, geochemical, Ar-Ar, and oxygen isotopes. Minerals, v. 8, n. 9, 396, 2018. DOI: Disponível em: Acesso em: 07 maio 2020.
Abstract: Economic and subeconomic concentrations of Sn, In, rare earth elements (REE), Ta, and Nb are known in Central Brazil, in the Goias Tin Province. The Sn-P enriched albitites studied in this paper occur in sharp contact with peraluminous granites of the Aurumina Suite (2.0–2.17 Ga) and schists of the Archean to Paleoproterozoic Ticunzal Formation, as dikes or lenses from late-stage magma of the peraluminous magmatism, probably in granite cupolas. Geological, petrological, and isotopic studies were conducted. The albitites consist of albite, quartz, cassiterite, apatite, K-feldspar, and muscovite, and have magmatic texture, such as alignment of albite laths, and snowball texture in quartz, apatite, and cassiterite. They are enriched in Na2O, P2O5, Sn, Ta, and Nb (Ta > Nb), and depleted in CaO, K2O, TiO2, MgO, Sr, Ba, Th, and REE. 40Ar/39Ar in muscovite gave a plateau age of 1996.55 ± 13 Ma, interpreted as approaching the crystallization age. Oxygen isotope data in albite-cassiterite pairs resulted in an equilibrium temperature of 653–1016 ◦C and isotopic fluid composition of 8.66–9.72h. They were formed by crystallization of a highly evolved and sodic granitic magma. This study has implications for Central Brazil’s economic potential and offers better understanding of tin behavior in rare, evolved peraluminous granitic magmas.
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