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About AllaniteHide

Named in 1810 by Thomas Thomson for Thomas Allan (1777-1833), Scottish mineralogist, who first observed the mineral.
Individual REE members were later distinguished by adding the -(Ce), -(La) etc. suffix.
A synonym of Allanite Group
Fe-rich varieties may be confused with ferriallanite-(Ce) and Ferriallanite-(La), or other blackish members of the epidote supergroup.

In the older literature the name "orthite" was often used instead of allanite.

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References for AllaniteHide

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Thomson, T. (1810) Experiments on allanite, a new mineral from Greenland. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: 8: 371-386.
Berzelius (1818) [as "orthite"]
Marble, J.P. (1940) Allanite from Barringer Hill, Llano County, Texas. American Mineralogist: 25: 168-173.
Ovchinnikov, L.N., Tzimbalenko, M.N. (1948) Manganorthite from Vishnevy Mts., Doklady of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Earth Science Sections: 63: 191-194. [in Russian]
Hutton, C.O. (1951) Allanite from Yosemite National Park, Tuolumne Co., California. American Mineralogist: 36: 233-248.
Hutton, C.O. (1951) Allanite from Wilmot Pass, Fiordland, New Zealand. American Journal of Science: 249: 208-214.
Hasegawa, S. (1957) Chemical studies of allanites and their associated minerals from the pegmatites in the northern part of the Abukuma massif. Science Reports, Tohoku University, Series 3, Mineralogy, Petrology, and Economic Geology: 5: 345-371.
Hasegawa, S. (1958) Chemical studies of allanites from the new localities in Fukushima and Kagawa prefectures. Science Reports, Tohoku University, Ser. 3, Mineralogy, Petrology, and Economic Geology, 6, 39-56.
Hasegawa, S. (1960) Chemical composition of allanite. Sci. Report of Tohoku University, Thuird series: 6: 331-387.
Hugo, P.J. (1961) The allanite deposits on Vreda Gordonia district, Cape Province. South Africa Geological Survey, "Geological Series" of the Department of Mines: 37: 1-65.
Frondel, J.W. (1964) Variation in some rare earths in allanite. American Mineralogist: 49: 1159-1177.
Dollase, W.A. (1971) Refinement of the crystal structures of epidote, allanite and hancockite. American Mineralogist: 56: 447-464.
Pavelescu, L., Pavelescu, M. (1972) Study of some alanites and monazites from the South Carpathians (Romania). Tschermaks Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen: 17: 208-214.
Chesner, C.A., Ettlinger, A.D. (1989) Composition of volcanic allanite from the Toba Tuffs, Sumatra, Indonesia. American Mineralogist: 74: 750-758.
Sorensen, S.S. (1991) Petrogenic significance of zoned allanite in garnet amphibolites from a paleo-subduction zone: Catalina Schist, southern California. American Mineralogist: 76: 589-601.
Peterson, R.C., MacFarlane, D.B. (1993) The rare-earth-element chemistry of allanite from the Grenville Province. Canadian Mineralogist: 31: 159-166.
Bonazzi, P., Menchetti, S. (1994) Structural variations induced by heat treatment in allanite and REE-bearing piemontite. American Mineralogist: 79: 1176-1184.
Catlos, E.J., Sorensen, S.S., Harrison, T.M. (2000) Th-Pb ion-microprobe dating of allanite. American Mineralogist: 85: 633-648.
Ercit, T.S. (2002) The mess that is “allanite”. The Canadian Mineralogist, 40, 1411-1419.
Poitrasson, F. (2002) In situ investigations of allanite hydrothermal alteration: examples from calc-alkaline and anorogenic granites of Corsica (southeast France). Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology: 142: 485-500.
Smith, M.P., Henderson, P., Jeffries, T. (2002) The formation and alteration of allanite in skarn from the Beinn an Dubhaich granite aureole, Skye. European Journal of Mineralogy: 14: 471-486.
Gieré, R., Sorensen, S.S. (2004) Allanite and other REE-rich epidote-group minerals. In: Epidotes (A. Liebscher & G. Franz, editors). Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry: 56: 431-493.
Hoshino, M., Kimata, M., Nishida, N., Kyono, A., Shimizu, M., Takizawa, S. (2005) The chemistry of allanite from the Daibosatsu Pass, Yamanashi, Japan. Mineralogical Magazine: 69: 403-423.
Hoshino, M., Kimata, M., Shimizu, M., Nishida, N., Fujiwara, T. (2006) Allanite-(Ce) in granitic rocks from Japan: genetic implications of patterns of REE and Mn enrichment. The Canadian Mineralogist: 44(1): 45-62.

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  • Ontario
    • Parry Sound District
      • Henvey Township
  • Dalarna County
    • Falun
Hugh S. Spence (1930) A REMARKABLE OCCURRENCE OF THUCHOLITE AND OIL IN A PEGMATITE DYKE, PARRY SOUND DISTRICT, ONTARIO. The American Mineralogist, 15, No. 11, 499-520. (British Museum specimens)
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