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Minette

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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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Localities for MinetteHide

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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.
Algeria
 
  • Tindouf Province
http://www.portergeo.com.au/database/mineinfo.asp?mineid=mn1027
Australia
 
  • 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.
Bulgaria
 
  • 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.
China
 
  • 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.
France
 
  • 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
India
 
  • 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.
Japan
 
  • 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.
Poland
 
  • 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.
Russia
 
  • 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.
Serbia
 
  • 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.
UK
 
  • England
    • Cumbria
      • Allerdale
        • Wythop
Automatically generated from locality name
USA
 
  • 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.
Vietnam
 
  • 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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