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|Title:||Summary of results. NTGS LA-ICP-MS geochronology project: Jervois mineral field, Bonya Hills and Jinka Plain in HUCKITTA, Aileron Province, May 2014-December 2015|
|Report ID:||NTGS Record 2018-012|
|Geological Province:||Arunta Region|
|Map100:||Jervois Range 6152|
|Abstract:||The results of new LA-ICP-MS U-Pb columbite-tantalite, apatite, and zircon geochronologic analyses are reported for twelve rock samples from the northeastern Aileron Province: Ten samples were collected from the Jervois mineral field and the Bonya Hills area in Jervois Range; two samples were collected from Jinka Plain in Jinka. The 12 samples are interpreted to comprise pegmatites, granites, an unnamed metatonalite, and metasedimentary rocks from the Bonya Metamorphics.|
All of the sampled rocks described herein were collected near to, or have purported associations with, base metal or tungsten mineralisation. The samples were targeted for columbite-tantalite, apatite, or zircon dating in order to determine ages of magmatic crystallisation, metamorphic/hydrothermal disturbance and maximum deposition, as well as to constrain the relative timing of nearby mineralisation, associated alteration, and deformation. The results highlight variable successes in collecting meaningful age data; they emphasise the difficulty in collecting chronologic data from many rocks in highly deformed, metamorphosed and hydrothermally-altered Proterozoic terrains. Nonetheless, the overall results demonstrate the successful application of columbite-tantalite and apatite dating of pegmatites that may be useful for future regional geochronology studies in the Aileron Province.
|Publisher:||Northern Territory Geological Survey|
|Document Type:||NTGS Record|
|Access Constraint:||Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). Please observe and retain any copyright or related notices that accompany this material and give attribution to: Northern Territory of Australia (Northern Territory Geological Survey).|
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