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Minette

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A lampropyre containing biotite and K-feldspar being the dominant felsic mineral.


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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 > BiotiteA series or subgroup of the Mica Group.
Non-essential minerals - these minerals are common, sometimes major components, but are not always present:
AmphiboleAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Feldspar > PlagioclaseA petrological term for Albite-Anorthite Series.
MicaA petrological term for Mica Group.

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Le Maitre (ed.) (2002) Igneous Rocks - A Classification and Glossary of Terms. Cambridge Press

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