Zircon is the main mineral in the majority of igneous and metamorphic rocks with Zr as an essential structural constituent. It is a host for significant fractions of the whole-rock abundance of U, Th, Hf, and the REE (Sawka 1988, Bea 1996, O’Hara et al. 2001). These elements are important geochemically as process indicators or parent isotopes for age determination. The importance of zircon in crustal evolution studies is underscored by its predominant use in U-Th-Pb geochronology and investigations of the temporal evolution of both the crust and lithospheric mantle. In the past decade an increasing...
Research Article|January 02, 2003
The Composition of Zircon and Igneous and Metamorphic Petrogenesis
Paul W. O. Hoskin
Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry (2003) 53 (1): 27-62.
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Paul W. O. Hoskin, Urs Schaltegger; The Composition of Zircon and Igneous and Metamorphic Petrogenesis. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry ; 53 (1): 27–62. doi: https://doi.org/10.2113/0530027
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