Continuity in the Monazite-Huttonite Series

Henryk Kucha
Institute of Geology and Mineral Deposits, 30-059 Kraków, Av. Mickiewicza 30, Poland

Summary: Electron diffraction and electron-microprobe investigations have revealed the presence of order in the monazite-huttonite series. Chemical analyses from the literature and electron-microprobe analyses in this study show that the monazite-huttonite series, REPO4-ThSiO4, is only continuous if the contribution of F, M2+, and OH to the charge balance is taken into account. The electron-diffraction study points to ordered domain structures in the series.

Mineralogical Magazine; December 1980 v. 43; no. 332; p. 1031-1034; DOI: 10.1180/minmag.1980.043.332.12
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