Monazite Breakdown in Metapelites From Wedel Jarlsberg Land, Svalbard — Preliminary Report

Jarostaw Majka 1  and Bartosz Budzyń 2
  • 1 Department of Mineralogy, Petrography and Geochemistry, AGH, University of Science and Technology, al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Kraków, Poland;
  • 2 Institute of Geological Sciences, Jagiellonian University, Oleandry 2a, 30-063 Kraków, Poland;

Monazite Breakdown in Metapelites From Wedel Jarlsberg Land, Svalbard — Preliminary Report

Metapelites from the SW part of Wedel Jarlsberg Land were progressively metamorphosed under amphibolite facies conditions followed by a Caledonian low-temperature metamorphic event under greenschist facies conditions. The latter resulted in various stages of monazite breakdown. These include monazite alterations and the formation of allanite-apatite coronas.

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