Abstract

The deposits of heavy mineral sands along the East Coast of Australia are being investigated primarily to determine their content of monazite. These deposits contain most of the known world reserves of zircon and rutile for which they are being exploited at various localities. Monazite, a phosphate of cerium, lanthanum, praseodymium and other rare earths, with thorium silicate, is utilised commercially as a source of cerium and of thorium. In this investigation, the thorium content on the monazite is being determined on the basis of its radioactivity. A principal deposit, and two smaller deposits, in the Fingal-Cudgen area were investigated. The geology of the area, methods of testing, and the results of the investigation are discussed in this report.
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1950-01-01T00:00:00

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9489 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/9489/

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mineral deposits
geology
mineralogy
resource assessment
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Geology

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