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Kamafugite

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Not a root name but a series of ultrapotassic igneous rocks, between kalsilitite and leucitite.


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Classification of KamafugiteHide

Mineralogy of KamafugiteHide

Non-essential minerals - these minerals are common, sometimes major components, but are not always present:
Feldspathoid > LeuciteK(AlSi2O6)
KalsiliteKAlSiO4
MeliliteCa2(Al,Mg,Fe)((Al,Si,B)SiO7)
Mica > PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
OlivineEquivalent to Fayalite-Forsterite Series; usually a more or less Fe-bearing forsterite.
Pyroxene > ClinopyroxeneA petrological term for Clinopyroxene Subgroup.

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

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