The Distribution of Lithium in Some Cornish Minerals: Ion Microprobe Measurements

G. C. Wilson Wilson* and J. V. P. Long
NERC Ion Probe Unit, Department of Earth Sciences, Bullard Laboratories, Cambridge CB3 0EZ
*Present address: Isotrace Laboratory, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada M5S 1A7.

Abstract: Ion microprobe analyses of Li are presented for minerals of the Variscan granites and related rocks of west Cornwall. Together with electron microprobe data these provide insight into the behaviour of Li during the protracted late- and post-magmatic history of the granites. The role of the Mg-Fe tourmaline series is emphasized in this exploratory study.

Mineralogical Magazine; June 1983 v. 47; no. 343; p. 191-199; DOI: 10.1180/minmag.1983.047.343.09
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