Release of uranium from highly radiogenic zircon through metamictization: The source of orogenic uranium ores
Matthew V McGloin, Andrew G Tomkins, Gordon P Webb, Katherine Spiers, Colin M MacRae, David Paterson, Chris G Ryan
Geology | GEOLOGICAL SOC AMER, INC | Published : 2016
Tomkins and McGloin were supported by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australian Synchrotron (Victoria, Australia), the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AUSIMM), and the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) Hugh E. McKinstry grants. Part of this research was undertaken on the XFM beamline at the Australian Synchrotron. Summit Resources are thanked for access to drill core and logistical support. We thank N. Wilson and A. Torpy for assistance with EPMA mapping. S. Vollgger is thanked for assistance with Leapfrog. F. Bea, N. Oliver, and J. Hanchar are thanked for their constructive reviews.