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Leucitite (s.s.)

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Leucitic rock with foids (mostly leucite) constituing 90 to 100% of light-coloured constituents. Leucite is the only, or virtually the only, felspathoid mineral.


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Classification of Leucitite (s.s.)Hide

Leucitite (s.s.) appears in field 15c in the QAPF diagram.

Leucitite (s.s.) is found in field F in the TAS diagram.

Sub-divisions of Leucitite (s.s.)Hide

Mineralogy of Leucitite (s.s.)Hide

Essential minerals - these are minerals that are required within the classification of this rock:
Non-essential minerals - these minerals are common, sometimes major components, but are not always present:
OlivineEquivalent to Fayalite-Forsterite Series; usually a more or less Fe-bearing forsterite.

Synonyms of Leucitite (s.s.)Hide

References for Leucitite (s.s.)Hide

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

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