A Note on the Occurrence of Chevkinite, Allanite, and Zirkelite on St. Kilda, Scotland

R. R. Harding, R. J. Merriman and P. H. A. Nancarrow
Institute of Geological Sciences, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2DE

Abstract: The occurrence of three accessory minerals with significant rare earth contents in Tertiary acid rocks of St. Kilda is described. Allanite, zirkelite, and chevkinite were identified by electron probe analysis (with energy-dispersive attachment) and the chevkinite confirmed by X-ray diffraction. Brief comparison is made with other Tertiary occurrences of RE minerals. This is the first recorded occurrence of chevkinite in Great Britain.

Mineralogical Magazine; December 1982 v. 46; no. 341; p. 445-448; DOI: 10.1180/minmag.1982.046.341.06
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