rare earth minerals in phosphate rock

rare earth minerals in phosphate rock

  • Monazite A rareearth phosphate mineral. Geology

    Monazite is a rare phosphate mineral with a chemical composition of (Ce La Nd Th)(PO 4 SiO 4). It usually occurs in small isolated grains as an accessory mineral in igneous and metamorphic rocks such as granite pegmatite schist and gneiss .

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  • Phosphate minerals

    Phosphate rock has high concentration of phosphate minerals most commonly of the apatite group. It is the major resource mined to produce phosphate fertilizers for the agriculture sector. Phosphate is also used in animal feed supplements food preservatives anticorrosion agents cosmetics fungicides ceramics water treatment and metallurgy.

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  • Minerals Free FullText Rare Earth and Phosphorus

    Phosphorite or phosphate rock is the raw material of phosphoric acid production. It has also been regarded as the most important secondary rare earth element (REE) resource due to low contents of rare earth elements contained in the ore.

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  • Rare Earths energymining.sa.gov.au

    Monazite ((Ce La Y Th)PO 4) A rare earth phosphate containing 5078% REO. It is recovered as a component of heavy mineral sands and is a major source of

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  • The Geology of Rare Earth Elements

    Depending on the source of the erosion products certain rare earth elementsbearing minerals such as monazite and xenotime can be concentrated along with other heavy minerals. The source need not be an alkaline igneous rock or a related rareearth deposit.

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  • Rare earth elements in sedimentary phosphate deposits

    The critical role of rare earth elements (REEs) particularly heavy REEs (HREEs) in hightech industries has created a surge in demand that is quickly outstripping known global supply and has triggered a worldwide scramble to discover new sources.

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