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Großer Dolmar, Meiningen, Thuringia, Germany

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Name(s) in local language(s): Großer Dolmar, Meiningen, Thüringen, Deutschland
 
Nepheline basalt (nepheline basanite) with a lens-like inclusion of hornfels facies-metamorphosed Keuper clay. A major part of the clay was transformed into montmorillonite by hydrothermal processes during cooling of the initial magma. The rocks were exposed for some time in a quarry on Großer Dolmar mountain, near Meiningen.

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References

- Schüller, A. (1953): Eine natürliche Mineralsynthese von Montmorillonit im Nephelinbasalt des Großen Dolmar bei Meiningen (Rhön). Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 3(6), 472-494 (in German).

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