Wolframoixiolite in lithium-fluoric granites of the Arga-Ynnakh-Khaysky massif, Yakutia

Alekseev V. I., Marin Yu. B., Galankina O. L.

Zapiski RMO (Proceedings of the Russian Mineralogical Society). 2019. V. 148. N 3. P. 44-58


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Language: Russian 


For the first time, lithium-fluoric granites and ongonites of the Arga-Ynnakh-Khaysky massif (East Yakutia) have been revealed to contain an accessory complex of tungsten-bearing tantalum- niobates (columbite-(Fe), columbite-(Mn), tantalite-(Mn), minerals of microlite group, tantalic rutile) including «wolframoixiolite». These rocks containing wolframoixiolite, their composition and typomorphic features are described: they are highly ferriferous, with major geochemical role of niobium and wide variations of tungsten and tantalum concentrations. Wolframoixiolite occurs there in paragenesis with tungsten-bearing columbite-(Mn), tantalum-niobium ferberite, lepidolite and topaz. Wolframoixiolite of the Arga-Ynnakh-Khaysky massif was formed on a late-magmatic stage of lithium-fluoric granites crystallization by polymorphic transformation of columbite-(Fe). The study of accessory mineralization in rare-metal granites of Eurasia allows, taking into account a new find, to draw a conclusion, that wolframoixiolite is typomorphic accessory mineral in lithium-fluoric granites and may be looked as the indicator of rare-metal-granite magmatism with accompanying tin-rare-metal ore mineralization.

Key words: wolframoixiolite, columbite, ferberite, lithium-fluoric granites, ongonites, Arga-Ynnakh-Khaysky granite massif, Yakutia, Russian Far East