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New experimental data on the stability of the pollucite-analcime series: application to natural assemblages

Lagache, Martine

European Journal of Mineralogy Volume 7 Number 2 (1995), p. 319 - 324

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published: Mar 29, 1995

DOI: 10.1127/ejm/7/2/0319

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Abstract Ion-exchange hydrothermal experiments have been carried out in the stoichiometric (Cs,Na)[AlSi2O6]·nH2O system pollucite (Poll)-analcime (Anl) in the absence of an excess of quartz, using 1M chloride solutions. At 450 °C, 1.5kbar, the solid solution is continuous from Poll100 to Anl100. At 600 °C, 1.5 kbar, the solid solution is continuous from Poll100 to PoII38 where a mixture of PoII38 + albite + nepheline (or sodalite) replaces the homogeneous cesian analcime phase. Under these experimental conditions, no solvus appears as proposed by Teertstra et ah (1992) to explain, in rare-element pegmatites, the existence of textures of (Na,Si)-rich pollucite intergrown with (Cs,Al)-rich pollucite.


analcimepollucitefluid-mineral equilibriumpegmatiteion exchange.