Hydrothermally Altered and Fractured Granite Hosting Rare Metal at Gabal Adara Adatalob, South Eastern Desert, Egypt
Earth Sciences
Volume 3, Issue 6-1, December 2014, Pages: 1-7
Received: Aug. 22, 2014; Accepted: Aug. 26, 2014; Published: Sep. 17, 2014
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Hassan Abd El Razek Aly Shahin, Nuclear Materials Authority, P. O. Box 530, El-Maadi, Cairo, Egypt
Masoud Salah Masoud, Nuclear Materials Authority, P. O. Box 530, El-Maadi, Cairo, Egypt
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Abstract
Gabal Adara Adatalob granite in the south Eastern Desert, Egypt represents a promising example for hydrothermally altered and fractured granite hosting rare metals and rare earths mineralization. This granite host or act as a source for the rare metals (Zr, Y, Nb, Yb and Ga) and rare earths (La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, and Yb) mineralization. It forms isolated pluton crop out in the wadi Ed Direira area. It shows highly alteration and a strong enrichment in some rare metals and rare earths contents (Zr = 1434, Y = 629, Nb = 258, Ga =39, La = 262.18, Ce = 546, Pr = 71.91, Nd = 366.88, Sm = 101. 46, Yb = 8.12 ppm). Field radiometric measurements for this granite revealed that low uranium and thorium content. The radioactivity level reaches up to 10.1 ppm (eU), 24.2 ppm (eTh) respectively. The chondrite normalized rare earth elements, trends indicate strongly fractioned rare earth element pattern with significant strong enrichment in light rare earth elements rather than heavy rare earth elements.
Keywords
Hydrothermally Altered, Gabal Adara Adatalob, Rare Metal, Eastern Desert
To cite this article
Hassan Abd El Razek Aly Shahin, Masoud Salah Masoud, Hydrothermally Altered and Fractured Granite Hosting Rare Metal at Gabal Adara Adatalob, South Eastern Desert, Egypt, Earth Sciences. Special Issue:Hydrothermally Altered and Fractured Granite Host Rare Metal at Gabal Adara Adatalob, South Eastern Desert, Egypt. Vol. 3, No. 6-1, 2014, pp. 1-7. doi: 10.11648/j.earth.s.2014030601.11
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