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A lampropyre containing biotite with K-feldspar being the dominant felsic mineral. It is a hypabyssal igneous rock characterised by abundant biotite phenocrysts and/ or groundmass, lacking felsic phenocrysts, usually occurring in dykes.

The name is also used in a France for an oolitic iron ore: Minette (ore)

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Classification of MinetteHide

Sub-divisions of MinetteHide

Mineralogy of MinetteHide

Essential minerals - these are minerals that are required within the classification of this rock:
Feldspar > Alkali Feldspar > K FeldsparPotassium-dominant feldspars with unknown crystal symmetry and Al-Si ordering state.
Mica > BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3[AlSi3O10(OH)2
Non-essential minerals - these minerals are common, sometimes major components, but are not always present:
Amphibole(Na, K, ◻)(Ca,Na)2(Mg,Fe,Al)5((Si,Al)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Feldspar > PlagioclaseA petrological term for Albite-Anorthite Series.
MicaA petrological term for Mica Group.

References for MinetteHide

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Le Maitre (ed.) (2002) Igneous Rocks - A Classification and Glossary of Terms. Cambridge Press
Johannsen, A., 1937, A Descriptive Petrography of the Igneous Rocks: Volume III, The Intermediate Rocks. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Illinois

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- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
  • Tindouf Province
  • New South Wales
    • Sandon Co.
Ashley, P.M., Creagh, C.J., Ryan, C.G. (2000) Invisible gold in ore and mineral concentrates from the Hillgrove gold-antimony deposits, NSW, Australia. Mineralium Deposita, 35, 285-301.
  • Sofia City Province
    • Svoge Obshtina
Buzzi, L., Gaggero, L., Grozdanov, L., Yanev, S., & Slejko, F. (2010). High-Mg potassic rocks in the Balkan segment of the Variscan belt (Bulgaria): implications for the genesis of orogenic lamproite magmas. Geological Magazine, 147(3), 434-450. Dyulgerov, M. (2005). Le plutonisme de tendance alcalin potassique de Stara planina, Bulgarie: etude petrologique des complexes de Buhovo-Seslavtzi, Svidnya et Shipka (Doctoral dissertation, Paris 11). Dyulgerov, M., Ovtcharova-Schaltegger, M., Ulianov, A., & Schaltegger, U. (2018). Timing of K-alkaline magmatism in the Balkan segment of southeast European Variscan edifice: ID-TIMS and LA-ICP-MS study. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 107(4), 1175-1192. Grozdanov, L., Uzunov, K. & Vladykin, N.V. 2006. Chemical composition of zonal amphiboles from Svidnya K-alkaline magmatic rocks. Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology, Sofia, 44, 57-71 [in Russian with English abstract]. Vladykin, N. V., Grozdanov, L. A., & Bonev, I. K. (2001). Chemical composition and geochemical characteristics of the Svidnya magmatic potassic-alkaline association, Western Stara Planina Mountain. Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology, 38, 3-22.
  • Sichuan
    • Liangshan Yi
      • Yanyuan County
Guo, Z., Hertogen, J. A. N., Liu, J., Pasteels, P., Boven, A., Punzalan, L. E. A., ... & Zhang, W. (2005). Potassic magmatism in western Sichuan and Yunnan provinces, SE Tibet, China: petrological and geochemical constraints on petrogenesis. Journal of Petrology, 46, 33-78.
Czech Republic
  • Ústí nad Labem Region
    • Teplice District
Stemprok, M., Dolejs, D., & Holub, F. V. (2014). Late Variscan calc-alkaline lamprophyres in the Krupka ore district, Eastern Krusne hory/Erzgebirge: their relationship to Sn-W mineralization. Journal of Geosciences, 59(1), 41-68.
  • Vysočina Region
    • Třebíč District
Nemec, D. (1988). The amphiboles of potassium-rich dyke rocks of the southeastern border of the Bohemian Massif. The Canadian Mineralogist, 26(1), 89-95.
  • Brittany
    • Finistère
      • Quimper
        • Plogoff
[Sizunite] Barrière, M., Chauris, L., Fouquet, Y., Guilcher, A., Lefort, J.-P., Pelhate, A. (1985): Notice explicative de la feuille Pointe du Raz à 1/50000, B.R.G.M., Editions du Service géologique national, p. 10.
  • Corsica
    • Haute-Corse
      • Bastia
        • Pietracorbara
Wagner, C., & Velde, D. (1986). The mineralogy of K-richterite-bearing lamproites. American Mineralogist, 71(1-2), 17-37. Prelević, D., Foley, S. F., Romer, R., & Conticelli, S. (2008). Mediterranean Tertiary lamproites derived from multiple source components in postcollisional geodynamics. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 72(8), 2125-2156. Velde, D. (1967). Sur un lamprophyre hyperalcalin potassique: la minette de Sisco (île de Corse). Bulletin de Minéralogie, 90(2), 214-223. Velde, D. (1968). A new occurrence of priderite. Mineralogical Magazine and Journal of the Mineralogical Society, 36(282), 867-870.
Velde, D. (1968) A new occurrence of priderite. Mineralogical Magazine: 36(282): 867-870.
  • Occitanie
    • Gard
      • Alès
        • Saint-Julien-les-Rosiers
Automatically generated from locality name
  • Andhra Pradesh
    • Prakasam District
Madhavan, V., & Leelanandam, C. (1988). Petrology of the Elchuru alkaline pluton, Prakasam District, Andhra Pradesh, India. Journal of the Geological Society of India, 31(6), 535-537. Czygan, W., & Goldenberg, G. (1989). Petrography and geochemistry of the alkaline complexes of Sivamalai, Elchuru and Uppalapadu. India. Mem. Geol. Soc. India, 15, 225-240. Madhavan, V., Mallikharjuna Rao, J., SUBRAHMANYAM K, K. S., & LEELANANDAM, C. (1989). Bedrock geology of the Elchuru alkaline pluton, Prakasam district, Andhra Pradesh. Geol. Soc. India Memoir, 15, 189-205. Madhavan, V., MALLIKHARJUNA, R., Balaram, V., & Kumar, R. (1992). Geochemistry and petrogenesis of lamprophyres and associated dykes from Elchuru, Andhra Pradesh, India. Journal of the Geological Society of India, 40(2), 135-149. Nag, S., Chakravorty, P. S., Smith, T. E., & Huang, C. H. (1984). The petrology and geochemistry of intrusive alkaline rocks of Elchuru, Prakasam District, Andhra Pradesh, India. Geological Journal, 19(1), 57-76. Subba Rao, T. V., Bhaskar Rao, Y. J., Sivaraman, T. V., & Gopalan, K. (1989). Rb-Sr age and petrology of the Elchuru Alkaline Complex: implications to alkaline magmatism in the Eastern Ghat Mobile Belt. Mem. Geol. Soc. India, 15, 207-223. Upadhyay, D., Raith, M. M., Mezger, K., & Hammerschmidt, K. (2006). Mesoproterozoic rift-related alkaline magmatism at Elchuru, Prakasam alkaline province, SE India. Lithos, 89(3-4), 447-477.
  • Jharkhand
    • Dhanbad District
Kent, R. W., Kelley, S. P., & Pringle, M. S. (1998). Mineralogy and 40Ar/39Ar geochronology of orangeites (Group II kimberlites) from the Damodar Valley, eastern India. Mineralogical Magazine, 62(3), 313-323. Rock, N. M. S., Griffin, B. J., Edgar, A. D., Paul, D. K., & Hergt, J. M. (1992). A spectrum of potentially diamondiferous lamproites and minettes from the Jharia coalfield, eastern India. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 50(1-2), 55-83. Srivastava, R. K., Rao, N. C., & Sinha, A. K. (2009). Cretaceous potassic intrusives with affinities to aillikites from Jharia area: magmatic expression of metasomatically veined and thinned lithospheric mantle beneath Singhbhum Craton, Eastern India. Lithos, 112, 407-418. Mitchell, R. H. (2007). Potassic rocks from the Gondwana coalfields of India: Closing Pandora's box of petrological confusion?. JOURNAL-GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF INDIA, 69(3), 505.
    • Ramgarh District
Basu, A., Bhattacharya, A. K., & Paul, P. K. (1997). Petrology and geochemistry of the lamprophyric rocks from the Bokaro Coalfield, Bihar and their economic potential. JOURNAL-GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF INDIA, 50, 255-266. Mitchell, R. H. (2007). Potassic rocks from the Gondwana coalfields of India: Closing Pandora's box of petrological confusion?. JOURNAL-GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF INDIA, 69(3), 505-512. Woolley A.R. (2019) Alkaline Rocks and Carbonatites of the World. Part 4: Antarctica, Asia and Europe, p.98
  • West Bengal
    • Paschim Bardhaman District
Mitchell, R. H. & Fareeduddin (2009). Mineralogy of peralkaline lamproites from the Raniganj Coalfield, India. Mineralogical Magazine, 73, 457-477. Middlemost, E. A., Paul, D. K., & Fletcher, I. R. (1988). Geochemistry and mineralogy of the minette-lamproite association from the Indian Gondwanas. Lithos, 22(1), 31-42.
  • Shimane Prefecture
    • Ochi District
Nagao, T., Matsumoto, Y., Matsuda, T., Iizumi, S., & Oda, M. (1986). Cenozoic minette from Kawamoto district, Shimane Prefecture, Southwest Japan. The Journal of the Japanese Association of Mineralogists, Petrologists and Economic Geologists, 81(10), 423-426. Le Maitre, R. W., Streckeisen, A., Zanettin, B., Le Bas, M. J., Bonin, B., Bateman, P., ... & Lamere, J. (2002). Igneous rocks: A classification and glossary of terms; Recommendations of the International Union of Geological Sciences. In Subcommission on the Systematics of Igneous rocks. Cambridge University Press.
  • Lower Silesian Voivodeship
    • Kłodzko County
      • Gmina Stronie Śląskie
Wierzchołowski, B. 1979. Petrological and chemical study of the minette from Stójków (Middle Sudetes). Archiwum Mineralogiczne Warzawa, 35, 67-78.
  • Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
    • Aldan
Chayka, I.F.; Sobolev, A.V.; Izokh, A.E.; Batanova, V.G.; Krasheninnikov, S.P.; Chervyakovskaya, M.V.; Kontonikas-Charos, A.; Kutyrev, A.V.; Lobastov, B.M.; Chervyakovskiy, V.S. (2020) Fingerprints of Kamafugite-Like Magmas in Mesozoic Lamproites of the Aldan Shield: Evidence from Olivine and Olivine-Hosted Inclusions. Minerals 10, 337.
  • Central Serbia
    • Moravica District
      • Gornji Milanovac
Cvetković, V., Prelević, D., Downes, H., Jovanović, M., Vaselli, O., & Pécskay, Z. (2004). Origin and geodynamic significance of Tertiary postcollisional basaltic magmatism in Serbia (central Balkan Peninsula). Lithos, 73(3-4), 161-186. Cvetkovic, V., Prelevic, D., & Pécskay, Z. (2000). Lamprophyric rocks of the Miocene Borac eruptive complex (Central Serbia, Yugoslavia). Acta Geologica Hungarica, 43(1), 25-41. Fritschle, T., Prelević, D., Foley, S. F., & Jacob, D. E. (2013). Petrological characterization of the mantle source of Mediterranean lamproites: indications from major and trace elements of phlogopite. Chemical Geology, 353, 267-279. Prelević, D., Foley, S. F., Romer, R. L., Cvetković, V., & Downes, H. (2005). Tertiary ultrapotassic volcanism in Serbia: constraints on petrogenesis and mantle source characteristics. Journal of Petrology, 46(7), 1443-1487.
  • England
    • Cumbria
      • Allerdale
        • Wythop
Automatically generated from locality name
  • Arizona
    • Mohave County
      • Black Mountains
        • Oatman Mining District
Schrader, F.C. (1909), Mineral deposits of the Cerbat Range, Black Mountains, and Grand Wash Cliffs, Mohave County, Arizona, USGS Bulletin 397: 216.
Schrader, F.C. (1909), Mineral deposits of the Cerbat Range, Black Mountains, and Grand Wash Cliffs, Mohave County, Arizona, USGS Bulletin 397: 49-51.
        • Wallapai Mining District
Schrader, F.C. (1909), Mineral deposits of the Cerbat Range, Black Mountains, and Grand Wash Cliffs, Mohave County, Arizona, USGS Bulletin 397: 91-92.
            • Cerbat
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10027797.
  • New Mexico
    • San Juan Co.
      • Navajo Nation Reservation
Delaney, Paul T. and David D. Pollard (1981), Deformation of Host Rocks and Flow of Magma during Growth of Minette Dikes and Breccia-bearing Intrusions near Ship Rock, New Mexico.
      • Shiprock
Delaney, Paul T. and David D. Pollard (1981), Deformation of Host Rocks and Flow of Magma during Growth of Minette Dikes and Breccia-bearing Intrusions near Ship Rock, New Mexico.
  • Lai Châu Province
    • Phong Tho District
      • Mt Fansipan
Chi, N. T., Flower Martin, J. F., & Hung, D. T. (2008, August). Carbonatites in Phong Tho, Lai Chau Province, north–west Vietnam: Their petrogenesis and relationship with Cenozoic potassic alkaline magmatism. In The 33rd international geological congress in Oslo (Norway) (pp. 1-45). Thi, T. N., Wada, H., Ishikawa, T., & Shimano, T. (2014). Geochemistry and petrogenesis of carbonatites from South Nam Xe, Lai Chau area, northwest Vietnam. Mineralogy and Petrology, 108(3), 371-390. Tran, H. T., Polyakov, G. V., Tran, A. T., Borisenko, A. S., Izokh, A. E., Balykin, P. A., ... & Pham, D. T. (2016). Intraplate magmatism and metallogeny of North Vietnam. Springer International Publishing. Woolley A.R. (2019) Alkaline Rocks and Carbonatites of the World. Part 4: Antarctica, Asia and Europe, p.234.
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