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Hydrothermal mobilisation of the rare earth elements; a tale of "ceria" and "yttria"

Anthony E. Williams-Jones, Artashes A. Migdisov and Iain M. Samson
Hydrothermal mobilisation of the rare earth elements; a tale of "ceria" and "yttria"
Elements (October 2012) 8 (5): 355-360

Abstract

Although the rare earth elements have been thought by many to be immobile in hydrothermal fluids, we have known since the first attempts to separate them in the early nineteenth century that they are soluble in aqueous solutions. Driven by a need to isolate individual REEs for industrial applications, and more recently to explore for them, we have started to develop an understanding of their solubility and speciation in hydrothermal fluids. This knowledge is allowing us to understand the processes that promote their transport in the Earth's crust, their concentration, and their fractionation.


ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 8
Serial Issue: 5
Title: Hydrothermal mobilisation of the rare earth elements; a tale of "ceria" and "yttria"
Affiliation: McGill University, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Montreal, QC, Canada
Pages: 355-360
Published: 201210
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America and Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Mineralogical Association of Canada and Geochemical Society and Clay Minerals Society, International
References: 29
Accession Number: 2012-101379
Categories: General geochemistry
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
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Secondary Affiliation: University of Windsor, CAN, Canada
Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, copyright, Mineralogical Society of America
Update Code: 201252
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