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Fault-related alkaline metasomatite

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A family of related metasomatic rock commonm in Precambrian shields. They consist primarily of albite, aegirine and riebeckite.


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Classification of Fault-related alkaline metasomatiteHide

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Mineralogy of Fault-related alkaline metasomatiteHide

Essential minerals - these are minerals that are required within the classification of this rock:
Feldspar > Alkali Feldspar > AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Pyroxene > Clinopyroxene > AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
Riebeckite◻[Na2][Fe2+3Fe3+2]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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