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Glaucophanite

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A rock containing more than 75% vol. of glaucophane or ferroglaucophane. The name has previously been used as a synonym for glaucophane gneiss or glaucophane granofels with at least 50% vol. glaucophane or as a straight synonym of glaucophane schist.


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Classification of GlaucophaniteHide

Mineralogy of GlaucophaniteHide

Non-essential minerals - these minerals are common, sometimes major components, but are not always present:
Amphibole > Glaucophane◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
Ferro-glaucophane◻[Na2][Fe2+3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2

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Fettes (et al.), Metamorphic Rocks - A Classification and Glossary of Terms (2007) Cambridge University Press

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