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UK yellow needles
Posted by Reiner Mielke
This is the EDS results of some yellow acicular crystals that occur as inclusions in calcite. Does anyone have any idea what it might be?
Ignore the Ni peak it is an artifact of poor electrical conductivity. Haven't attached a photo as the description says it all.
Re: UK yellow needles
July 14, 2012 08:58PM
Registered: 9 years ago
That is what I thought as well. REE minerals are known to occur in the Cobalt camp, I found Kainosite-Y at the Castle Mine in Gowganda and Jambor 1971 in describing the gangue mineralogy of the area mentions the presence of allanite and a bright red "unidentified yttrium silicate" from the Christopher mine.
Big VRe: UK yellow needles
July 15, 2012 09:18PM