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Afrikanda Massif, Afrikanda, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russia
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Latitude: 67°27'N
Longitude: 32°48'E
 
Name(s) in local language(s): массив Африканда
 
Ultrabasic alkaline massif just southwest of the Khibiny massif.

Mineral List

Aluminocerite-(Ce)
Ancylite-(Ce)
Anzaite-(Ce) (TL)
'Apatite'
Baddeleyite
Baryte
'Biotite'
Britholite-(Ce)
Burbankite
Cafetite (TL)
Calcioancylite-(Ce)
Calciocatapleiite
Calcite
Calzirtite
Cancrinite
Catapleiite
'Cebollite'
Cerite-(Ce) ?
Chamosite
Clinochlore
Diopside
Edingtonite
Ferro-hornblende
Fersmite
Forsterite
Gittinsite
Goethite
Grossular
var: Hibschite

Hastingsite
Hematite
Hydroxylapatite
Ilmenite
Kassite (TL)
Khanneshite
Lamprophyllite
Lizardite
Loparite-(Ce)
Lueshite
Magnesio-hastingsite
Magnetite
var: Titaniferous Magnetite
Muscovite
Natrolite
Perovskite
var: Knopite
Phlogopite
Prehnite
Pyrochlore Group
'Pyrochlore Supergroup
var: Betafite (of Hogarth 1977)'

Richterite
Rutile
Schorl
Schorlomite
'Serpentine Group'
Shortite
Strontianite
Thomsonite-Ca
Thorianite
Thorite
Thorutite
Titanite
Vermiculite
Vesuvianite
Zircon
Zirconolite (TL)
Zirkelite


66 entries listed. 54 valid minerals. 4 type localities (valid minerals). 5 erroneous literature entries.

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References

- Chakhmouradian A.R., Zaitsev A.N. (1999): Calcite–amphibole–clinopyroxene rock from the Afrikanda complex, Kola Peninsula, Russia: mineralogy and a possible link to carbonatites. I. Oxide minerals. - Can. Miner., Vol.37,pp. 177-198.
- Chakhmouradian A.R., Zaitsev A.N. (2002) Calcite–Amphibole– Clinopyroxene rock from the Afrikanda complex, Kola peninsula, Russia: mineralogy and a possible link to carbonatites. III. Silicate minerals.

Chakhmouradian, A. R. (2004). Crystal chemistry and paragenesis of compositionally unique (Al-, Fe-, Nb-, and Zr-rich) titanite from Afrikanda, Russia. American Mineralogist, 89(11-12), 1752-1762.
- Can. Miner., Vol.40, pp. 1347-1374.
- Chakhmouradian, A. R.; McCammon, C. A. (2005): Schorlomite: a discussion of the crystal chemistry, formula, and inter-species boundaries. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 32, 277-289.


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