Mt Kibo, Mt Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania
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|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||3° 4' 33'' South , 37° 21' 10'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-3.07611111111, 37.3527777778|
|Other/historical region names associated with this locality:||Kibo volcano (Uhuru peak), Mt Kilimanjaro|
The Kibo volcano, with it's Uhuru peak, of 5891.8 m above sea level, is the highest point of the Kilimanjaro mountain, and the roof of Africa. Throughout the ascent to Kibo can be found various mineral species of volcanic origin.
Occurrence of cm-sized anorthoclase crystals in outcrops of rhomb porphyries.
6 valid minerals.
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Stern, W.B. (1969) On the Chemical Composition of Anorthoclase from Mt. Kibo/Kilimanjaro (Tanzania). Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 20, 198-202.