Rare Earth Element Resources: Indian Context

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Springer Nature, Apr 18, 2020 - Science - 395 pages
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This volume presents a brief introduction to the Rare Earth Elements (REE) and their discovery, mineralogy, deposit types and applications. The book focusses on the aspects of both natural and industrial REE resources of India. It covers geological, structural, geochemical, petrological, mineralogical and genetic aspects of the natural deposits, and provides an account of the available industrial sources. The relative merits and potential of the several resources for future development and directions for inputs in REE exploration are discussed at the end of the monograph.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Beach Sand Deposits
30
3 Inland Stream Placers
61
4 Carbonatites
137
5 PeralkalineAlkaline Felsic Rocks
179
6 Hydrothermal Veins
227
7 Pegmatites
269
8 Potential Natural Resources
310
9 Potential Industrial Secondary Resources
349
10 The Way Forward
370
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