Summary: Subsolidus phase relations in the systems ZnWO4-MnWO4, ZnWO4-ZnMoO4, MnMoO4-ZnMoO4, and MnWO4-MnMoO4, were investigated by using the quenching technique. A complete series of solid solutions forms in the system ZnWO4-MnWO4 above 840° C, whereas limited solid solubilities were found in the other three. The various limits of solubility are, at 620° C, 4·0 mole % ZnMoO4 in ZnWO4 and 4·0 mole % ZnWO4 in ZnMoO4, 13·0 mole % ZnMoO4 in MnMoO4 and 12·0 mole % MnMoO4 in ZnMoO4, 9·0 mole % MnMoO4 in MnWO4 and 6·0 mole % in MnWO4 in MnMoO4; and at 1000° C, 15·0 mole % ZnMoO4 in ZnWO4 and 15·0 mole % ZnWO4 in ZnMoO4, 36·0 mole % ZnMoO4 in MnMoO4 and 29·0 mole % MnMoO4 in ZnMoO4, 15·0 mole % MnMoO4 in MnWO4 and 27·0 mole % MnWO4 in MnMoO4.
Subsolidus phase relations in the system ZnWO4-ZnMoO4-MnWO4-MnMoO4 were studied at 900° C. The solubility of molybdenum in the (Zn,Mn)WO4 series increases from both end members to a maximum of 27·0 mole % at the composition Mn35Zn65. Both molybdates also have limited ranges of solid solutions, and a three-phase region occupies the central portion of the system defined by three points with compositions of 41 mole % ZnMoO4, 26 mole % MnMoO4, 33 mole % MnWO4; 57 mole % ZnMoO4, 10 mole % MnMoO4, 35 mole % MnWO4; and 27 mole % ZnMoO4, 34 mole % MnWO4, 39 mole % ZnWO4.