baddeleyite


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baddeleyite

(ˈbædlɪˌaɪt)
n
(Minerals) a mineral consisting largely of zirconium dioxide: a source of zirconium. Formula: ZrO2
[C19: named after J. Baddeley, British geologist]
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Noun1.baddeleyite - a mineral consisting of zirconium oxide
atomic number 40, zirconium, Zr - a lustrous grey strong metallic element resembling titanium; it is used in nuclear reactors as a neutron absorber; it occurs in baddeleyite but is obtained chiefly from zircon
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
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Their topics include local bulk composition effects of metamorphic mineral assemblages, diffusion: obstacles and opportunities in petrochronology, petrochronology by laser-ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry, secondary ionization mass spectrometry analysis in petrochronology, zircon: the metamorphic mineral, the petrochronology of zircon and baddeleyite in igneous rocks: reconstructing magmatic processes at high temporal resolution, garnet: a rock-forming mineral petrochronometer.
4]) becomes unstable and partially melts to form baddeleyite (Zr[O.
Recent baddeleyite datings of the Breven-Hallefors doleritic dyke swarm in south-central Sweden opposite NW Lithuania at ca 1.
2c), and are represented by ilmenite (which is always included in amphibole and phlogopite), apatite, zircon, baddeleyite and titanite.
For example, three metastable phases can be attained synthetically by induced pressure for transition phases to ambient temperature: anatase to amorphous which are crystals of small size, the transition anatase to baddeleyite that are crystals of intermediate size and anatase to Pb[O.
Moser and his team need this kind of precision to hunt their elusive quarry: tiny crystals of mineral called baddeleyite (Zr[O.
But, with the development of new techniques, minerals, such as baddeleyite, can now be successfully recovered.
The U-Pb analyses of primary baddeleyite from the Nipissing diabase and vein-related secondary rutile have yielded ages of 2217.
Among the specimens were brilliantly adamantine black "sixling" groups of rutile to 4 cm; brookite of several sorts, including canted, house-of-cards piles of bright black tabular crystals on quartz; clusters of sharp black, glossy, octahedral crystals of Fe-rich spinel, with individuals to 5 mm on edge; simple-octahedral black magnetite crystals with rounded, brown, faintly lustrous kimzeyite crystals to 4 mm resting on them; similar specimens with baddeleyite pseudomorphs after kimzeyite, also brown and equant, to 1 cm; sharp lustrous brown perovskite crystals to 1.
The focus of the underground mine on the high-grade core will reduce baddeleyite output but increases that of uranium.