Zirconolite and Baddeleyite from Metacarbonates of the Oetztal-Stubai Complex (Northern Tyrol, Austria)

F. Purtscheller and R. Tessadri
Department of Mineralogy and Petrography, University of Innsbruck, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria

Abstract: Zirconolite and baddeleyite from polymetamorphosed metacarbonates of the Oetztal-Stubai complex (northern Tyrol, Austria) are described in terms of their paragenetic relationship and chemical compositions. For the first time an analysis of a chemically zoned niobian zirconolite (high Nb and low Ti in core, low Nb and high Ti at rim) is presented. Genetic possibilities for the origin of the metacarbonates are discussed in the light of zirconolite- and baddeleyite-formation.

Keywords: zirconolite • baddeleyite • Oetztal-Stubai complex • Austria

Mineralogical Magazine; September 1985 v. 49; no. 353; p. 523-529; DOI: 10.1180/minmag.1985.049.353.05
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