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5X6-QLPAndradite (Var: Melanite)

Jebel Bou-Agrao, Tamazeght Mountain Range, Khénifra Province, Béni Mellal-Khénifra, Morocco

Melanite set in Calcite, from ultramafic rock suite of the Tamazeght alkaline complex, Morocco. Field of view 45 mm.

Reference: Marks et al. (2008). The Alkaline-Peralkaline Tamazeght Complex,
High Atlas Mountains, Morocco: Mineral Chemistry and Petrological Constraints for
Derivation from a Compositionally Heterogeneous Mantle Source. Journal of Petrology 49, 1097-1131.
Copyright: © Florian Neukirchen      Photo ID: 342015     Uploaded by: Neukirchen Florian   View Count: 326   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1024 x 739 pixels (0.8 Mpix)


Mt Oldoinyo Lengai, Arusha Region, Tanzania

Alumoåkermanite from the type location Oldoinyo Lengai (Tanzania), collected in 2003 in a riverbed near the volcano. Specimen size is 14 mm. This mineral is a major phase in Oldoinyo Lengais highly evolved peralkaline combeite-wollastonite nephelinites. For reference, see Wiedenmann et al.(2010) Melilite-group minerals at Oldoinyo Lengai, Tanzania. Lithos 118, 112-118.
Copyright: © Florian Neukirchen      Photo ID: 342006     Uploaded by: Neukirchen Florian   View Count: 765   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1864 x 1503 pixels (2.8 Mpix)
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