A preliminary deposit model for lithium-cesium-tantalum (LCT) pegmatites

Open-File Report 2013-1008
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This report is part of an effort by the U.S. Geological Survey to update existing mineral deposit models and to develop new ones. We emphasize practical aspects of pegmatite geology that might directly or indirectly help in exploration for lithium-cesium-tantalum (LCT) pegmatites, or for assessing regions for pegmatite-related mineral resource potential. These deposits are an important link in the world’s supply chain of rare and strategic elements, accounting for about one-third of world lithium production, most of the tantalum, and all of the cesium.
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title A preliminary deposit model for lithium-cesium-tantalum (LCT) pegmatites
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2013-1008
DOI 10.3133/ofr20131008
Edition Version 1.0: February 1, 2013; Version 1.1: December 20, 2016
Year Published 2013
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Central Mineral and Environmental Resources Science Center
Description iii, 7 p.
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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