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Two paragenetic types of cookeite from the Dolni Bory-Hate pegmatites, Moldanubian Zone, Czech Republic; proximal and distal alteration products of Li-bearing sekaninaite

Milan Novak, Renata Copjakova, Marek Dosbaba, Michaela Galiova, Dalibor Vsiansky and Josef Stanek
Two paragenetic types of cookeite from the Dolni Bory-Hate pegmatites, Moldanubian Zone, Czech Republic; proximal and distal alteration products of Li-bearing sekaninaite
The Canadian Mineralogist (November 2015) 53 (6): 1035-1048

Abstract

Cookeite occurs in pseudomorphs after sekaninaite associated with muscovite, quartz, tourmaline, albite, nontronite, and chlorite in pegmatite No. 1 (proximal cookeite type), and in pockets lined with albite and quartz in the Oldrich pegmatite (distal cookeite type), Dolni Bory-Hate, Bory pegmatite district, Moldanubian Zone, Czech Republic. The mineral assemblages of the Bory pegmatites with common Al,Fe-rich minerals (annite, schorl, sekaninaite, andalusite, diaspore, ilmenite, and almandine) suggest their primitive, peraluminous, LCT geochemical signature. Proximal cookeite forms aggregates of sheets, up to approximately 500 mu m in diameter, intergrown with prevailing muscovite and quartz. Beige to grayish, porous aggregates of distal cookeite, up to 15 cm in size, consist of thin sheets, up to approximately 70 mu m in diameter, locally associated with small grains of pyrite and pale brown siderite as a matrix. Electron microprobe data of cookeite from the No. 1 and Oldrich pegmatites yielded very similar results: Si (3.23-3.27, 3.21-3.32 apfu) and Al (4.59-4.65, 4.48-4.65 apfu), respectively, and low concentrations of Fe (Fe (sub tot) < or = 0.08 apfu), Mg (< or = 0.07 apfu), and K (< or = 0.15 apfu). Concentrations of Li, B, and Be obtained by LA-ICP-MS (and wet chemical analysis-Li, Oldrich) of cookeite from both pegmatite dikes yielded an average of 2.22 wt.% Li (sub 2) O (0.78 apfu) and 2.38 wt.% Li (sub 2) O (0.84 apfu), low contents of B = 370-780 ppm and 250-430 ppm, and very low Be < or =16 ppm and < or =1.2 ppm for pegmatite No. 1 and the Oldrich pegmatite, respectively. Strong hydrothermal alteration of common Li-bearing sekaninaite (0.11-0.55 wt.% Li (sub 2) O) is evident and a potential source of Li for both the proximal and distal cookeites. Cookeite precipitated from hydrothermal fluids at T approximately 350-270 degrees C and P < approximately 2 kbar. These data are consistent with the cookeite formation in granitic pegmatites and the distal cookeite demonstrates the high mobility of Li in hydrothermal conditions. The crystallization of cookeite at the No. 1 and Oldrich pegmatites was followed by crystallization of an Fe-rich mineral-nontronite and siderite, respectively.


ISSN: 0008-4476
EISSN: 1499-1276
Coden: CAMIA6
Serial Title: The Canadian Mineralogist
Serial Volume: 53
Serial Issue: 6
Title: Two paragenetic types of cookeite from the Dolni Bory-Hate pegmatites, Moldanubian Zone, Czech Republic; proximal and distal alteration products of Li-bearing sekaninaite
Affiliation: Masaryk University, Department of Geological Sciences, Brno, Czech Republic
Pages: 1035-1048
Published: 201511
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Association of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada
References: 68
Accession Number: 2016-096741
Categories: Mineralogy of silicates
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 3 tables
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Country of Publication: Canada
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, copyright, Mineralogical Association of Canada. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 201647
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