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Ganguvarpatti, Madurai District, Tamil Nadu, Indiai
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
9° 13' 59'' North , 78° 20' 59'' East (est.)
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Abandoned quarry, 1 km north of the village of Ganguvarpatti. Thin band of hypersthene granulite cuts biotite schist and biotite gneiss.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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7 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1963 33 : 635-645
Anthophyllite
Formula: ☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: T. N. Muthuswami (1950) Sapphirine (Madura) — Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Section A, 30, 6, 295-301.
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Reference: T. N. Muthuswami (1950) Sapphirine (Madura) — Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Section A, 30, 6, 295-301.
Cordierite
Formula: (Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1963 33 : 635-645
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: T. N. Muthuswami (1950) Sapphirine (Madura) — Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Section A, 30, 6, 295-301.
'Hypersthene'
Formula: (Mg,Fe)SiO3
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1963 33 : 635-645
Kornerupine
Formula: Mg3Al6(Si,Al,B)5O21(OH)
Reference: . Sajeev, K., Osanai, Y. and Santosh, M., Ultrahigh-temperature metamorphism followed by two-stage decompression of garnet– orthopyroxene–sillimanite granulites from Ganguvarpatti, Madurai block, southern India. Contrib. Mineral. Petrol., 2004, 148, 29–46.
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: T. N. Muthuswami (1950) Sapphirine (Madura) — Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Section A, 30, 6, 295-301.
Sapphirine
Formula: Mg4(Mg3Al9)O4[Si3Al9O36]
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1963 33 : 635-645; T. N. Muthuswami (1950) Sapphirine (Madura) — Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Section A, 30, 6, 295-301.
Sillimanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: T. N. Muthuswami (1950) Sapphirine (Madura) — Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Section A, 30, 6, 295-301.
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Reference: T. N. Muthuswami (1950) Sapphirine (Madura) — Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Section A, 30, 6, 295-301.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Group 9 - Silicates
Anthophyllite9.DD.05☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Cordierite9.CJ.10(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Kornerupine9.BJ.50Mg3Al6(Si,Al,B)5O21(OH)
Phlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Sapphirine9.DH.45Mg4(Mg3Al9)O4[Si3Al9O36]
Sillimanite9.AF.05Al2(SiO4)O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Hypersthene'-(Mg,Fe)SiO3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and >[4] coordination
Sillimanite52.2.2a.1Al2(SiO4)O
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [4] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n=1, 2)
Kornerupine58.1.1.1Mg3Al6(Si,Al,B)5O21(OH)
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with Al substituted rings
Cordierite61.2.1.1(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Anthophyllite66.1.2.1☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 69 - INOSILICATES Chains with Side Branches or Loops
Chains with Side Branches or Loops with P>2
Sapphirine69.2.1b.1Mg4(Mg3Al9)O4[Si3Al9O36]
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Hypersthene'-(Mg,Fe)SiO3

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
H KornerupineMg3Al6(Si,Al,B)5O21(OH)
BBoron
B KornerupineMg3Al6(Si,Al,B)5O21(OH)
OOxygen
O SapphirineMg4(Mg3Al9)O4[Si3Al9O36]
O Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
O Hypersthene(Mg,Fe)SiO3
O SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
O KornerupineMg3Al6(Si,Al,B)5O21(OH)
FFluorine
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
MgMagnesium
Mg SapphirineMg4(Mg3Al9)O4[Si3Al9O36]
Mg Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Mg Hypersthene(Mg,Fe)SiO3
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
Mg Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Mg KornerupineMg3Al6(Si,Al,B)5O21(OH)
AlAluminium
Al SapphirineMg4(Mg3Al9)O4[Si3Al9O36]
Al Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Al SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Al KornerupineMg3Al6(Si,Al,B)5O21(OH)
SiSilicon
Si SapphirineMg4(Mg3Al9)O4[Si3Al9O36]
Si Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Si Hypersthene(Mg,Fe)SiO3
Si SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Si Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Si KornerupineMg3Al6(Si,Al,B)5O21(OH)
KPotassium
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
FeIron
Fe Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Fe Hypersthene(Mg,Fe)SiO3
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2

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