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Ferrocarbonatite

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A carbonatite where the main carbonate mineral is ferroan dolomite, ankerite or siderite, or when defined chemically as per the diagram below.


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Classification of FerrocarbonatiteHide

Classification of carbonatites with SiO2 < 20%

Sub-divisions of FerrocarbonatiteHide

Mineralogy of FerrocarbonatiteHide

Non-essential minerals - these minerals are common, sometimes major components, but are not always present:
AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SideriteFeCO3

Pronounciation of FerrocarbonatiteHide

Pronounciation:
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Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Internet Links for FerrocarbonatiteHide

Localities for FerrocarbonatiteHide

ⓘ - 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.
Bolivia
 
  • Cochabamba
    • Ayopaya Province
Federico Ahlfeld
      • Independencia
Field observations by Dr Jaroslav Hyrsl and Alfredo Petrov.
Burundi
 
  • Kayanza Province
    • Matongo
http://www.portergeo.com.au/database/mineinfo.asp?mineid=mn1523
Malawi
 
  • Phalombe District
http://www.mkango.ca/s/songwe.asp
Norway
 
  • Telemark
    • Nome
      • Fen Complex
Andersen, T. (1986): Compositional variation of some rare earth minerals from the Fen complex (Telemark, SE Norway): implications for the mobility of rare earths in a carbonatite system. Mineralogical Magazine. 50: 503-509
Russia
 
  • Murmanskaya Oblast'
[Siderite carbonatite] Kogarko et al. (1995) Alkaline Rocks and Carbonatites of the World, Part 2 Former USSR
Kukharenko et aI., 1965; Kononova and Shanin, 1971; Orlova, 1959.
Kogarko, L.N. et al (1995) Alkaline Rocks and Carbonatites of the World Vol 2.
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