Petrology of the Gifford Creek Carbonatite Complex and the Yangibana LREE district, Western Australia: new insights from isotope geochemistry and geochronology

Slezak, Paul R. (2019) Petrology of the Gifford Creek Carbonatite Complex and the Yangibana LREE district, Western Australia: new insights from isotope geochemistry and geochronology. PhD thesis, James Cook University.

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Abstract

Paul Slezak investigated the Gifford Creek Carbonatite Complex. He determined the complex formed from enriched mantle rocks 1.37 billion years ago and evolved into a rare earth element-bearing mineral deposit. Hastings Technology Metals, which has mining leases in the complex, are using his data for their exploration and mining efforts.

Item ID: 67617
Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: Apatite, Carbonatite, Cathodoluminescence, Geochronology, Gifford Creek Carbonatite Complex, Hyperspectral, Mesoproterozoic, Monazite, Phoscorite, Radiogenic isotopes, Rare earth elements, Stable isotopes
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Copyright Information: Copyright © 2019 Paul R. Slezak.
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Three publications arising from this thesis are stored in ResearchOnline@JCU, at the time of processing. Please see the Related URLs. The publications are:

Chapter 2: Slezak, Paul, and Spandler, Carl (2020) Petrogenesis of the Gifford Creek Carbonatite Complex, Western Australia. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 175. 28.

Chapter 3: Slezak, Paul, Spandler, Carl, and Blake, Kevin (2018) Ghosts of apatite past: using hyperspectral cathodoluminescence and micro-geochemical data to reveal multi-generational apatite in the Gifford Creek Carbonatite Complex, Australia. Canadian Mineralogist, 56 (5). pp. 773-797.

Chapter 4: Slezak, Paul, and Spandler, Carl (2019) Carbonatites as recorders of mantle-derived magmatism and subsequent tectonic events: an example of the Gifford Creek Carbonatite Complex, Western Australia. Lithos, 328. pp. 212-227.

Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2021 23:21
FoR Codes: 37 EARTH SCIENCES > 3705 Geology > 370503 Igneous and metamorphic petrology @ 30%
37 EARTH SCIENCES > 3705 Geology > 370502 Geochronology @ 35%
37 EARTH SCIENCES > 3703 Geochemistry > 370303 Isotope geochemistry @ 35%
SEO Codes: 28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280107 Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences @ 100%
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