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Gardiner complex, Kangerlussuaq complex, Kangerlussuaq Firth, Tunu Province (East Greenland), Greenland



Detailed Mineral List:
Aegirine
Formula: NaFe3+Si2O6
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Albite
Formula: NaAlSi3O8
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Andradite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Antigorite
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
'Apatite'
Reference: MinRec 24:1-15
Arfvedsonite
Formula: [Na][Na2][Fe2+4Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Augite
Formula: (Ca,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Al,Fe3+,Ti)[(Si,Al)2O6]
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Barytolamprophyllite
Formula: (Ba,Na)2(Na,Ti,Fe3+)4Ti2(Si2O7)2O(OH,F)
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
'Biotite'
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Cancrinite
Formula: (Na,Ca,☐)8(Al6Si6O24)(CO3,SO4)2 · 2H2O
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Catapleiite
Formula: Na2Zr(Si3O9) · 2H2O
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
'Cebollite'
Formula: Ca5Al2(SiO4)3(OH)4
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: MinRec 24:1-15
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Clinochlore
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Clinohumite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)9(SiO4)4(F,OH)2
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Clinohumite var: Titanclinohumite
Reference: MinRec 24:1-15; Johnsen, O. (1999): Gardiner komplekset i Østgrønland: en spænende mineralforekomst. Bergverksmuseets Skrift 15, 5-9 (in danish)
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Eckermannite
Formula: NaNa2(Mg4Al}Si8O22(OH)2
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Eudialyte
Formula: Na15Ca6(Fe2+,Mn2+)3Zr3[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Ferro-katophorite
Formula: {Na}{CaNa}{Fe2+4Al}[(AlSi7)O22](OH)2
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Haüyne
Formula: (Na,Ca)4-8(Al6Si6(O,S)24)(SO4,Cl)1-2
Reference: MinRec 24:1-15
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Hydroxylapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(OH)
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Kaersutite
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Mg3AlTi}(Al2Si6O22)O2
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Lamprophyllite
Formula: (Sr,K,Ba)2(Na,Ti,Mn2+,Fe3+)4Ti2(Si2O7)2O(O,OH,F)
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
'Lamprophyllite-2M'
Reference: [AmMin 82:820]
'Lamprophyllite-2O'
Formula: (Sr,K,Ba)2(Na,Ti,Mn2+,Fe3+)4Ti2[O|(O,OH,F)|Si2O7]2
Reference: [AmMin 82:820]
Larnite
Formula: Ca2SiO4
Reference: Nielsen, T.F.D., Solovova, I.P. Veksler, I.V. (1997): Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 126–124, 331–344.
Loparite-(Ce)
Formula: (Na,Ce,Ca,Sr,Th)(Ti,Nb,Fe)O3
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Lorenzenite
Formula: Na2Ti2(Si2O6)O3
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Magnesio-arfvedsonite
Formula: {Na}{Na2}{Mg4Fe3+}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Magnesio-hastingsite
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
'Melilite'
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Microcline
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Monticellite
Formula: CaMgSiO4
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Natrolite
Formula: Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Nepheline
Formula: (Na,K)AlSiO4
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Nosean
Formula: Na8(Al6Si6O24)(SO4) · H2O
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
'Olivine'
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)2SiO4
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Pargasite
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Pectolite
Formula: NaCa2(HSi3O9)
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Perovskite
Formula: CaTiO3
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Photo: © Rob Lavinsky. Perovskite from Gardiner complex, Kangerlussuaq complex, Kangerlussuaq Firth, Tunu Province, Greenland
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH,F)2
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Schorlomite
Formula: Ca3(Ti,Fe3+)2((Si,Fe3+)O4)3
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Sodalite
Formula: Na8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Strontianite
Formula: SrCO3
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Tenorite
Formula: CuO
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Vermiculite
Formula: (Mg,Fe,Al)3((Al,Si)4O10)(OH)2 · 4H2O
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Vesuvianite
Formula: (Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Vishnevite
Formula: (Na,K)8(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,CO3) · 2H2O
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Xonotlite
Formula: Ca6(Si6O17)(OH)2
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494
Zircon
Formula: ZrSiO4
Reference: MinRec 16:485-494


66 entries listed. 56 valid minerals.

References

Nielson, T.F.D. (1980) The petrology of a melilitolite, melteigite, carbonatite and syenite ring dike system, in the Gardiner complex, East Greenland. Lithos: 13: 181-197.

Petersen, O.V. and Secher, K. (1993). "The minerals of Greenland (Gardiner)." Mineralogical Record, 24(2),pp:1-65.

Nielsen, T.F.D., Solovova, I.P. Veksler, I.V. (1997): Parental melts of melilitolite and origin of alkaline carbonatite: Evidence from crystallized melt inclusions, Gardiner complex. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 126–124, 331–344.

Veksler, I. V., Nielsen, T. F. D., & Sokolov, S. V. (1998). Mineralogy of crystallized melt inclusions from Gardiner and Kovdor ultramafic alkaline complexes: implications for carbonatite genesis. Journal of Petrology, 39(11-12), 2015-2031

Johnsen, O. (1999): Gardiner komplekset i Østgrønland: en spænende mineralforekomst. Bergverksmuseets Skrift 15, 5-9 (in danish)

Mineralogical Magazine: 61: 197–212.

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