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Melilite-bearing rock

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A rock containing more than 10% modal melilite and melilite > foids.


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Classification of Melilite-bearing rockHide

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Mineralogy of Melilite-bearing rockHide

Essential minerals - these are minerals that are required within the classification of this rock:
MeliliteCa2(Al,Mg,Fe)((Al,Si,B)SiO7)
Non-essential minerals - these minerals are common, sometimes major components, but are not always present:
FeldspathoidA family of rock-forming minerals consisting of aluminosilicates of sodium, potassium, or calcium and having too ...
Feldspathoid > Haüyne(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
Feldspathoid > NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
MicaA petrological term for Mica Group.
OlivineEquivalent to Fayalite-Forsterite Series; usually a more or less Fe-bearing forsterite.
PerovskiteCaTiO3
PyroxeneA petrological term for Pyroxene Group.
TitanomagnetiteA petrological term for Titaniferous Magnetite.

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

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This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

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- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - 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.
Africa
 
[Hauyne melilitite] Odman, O.H. 1931. Volcanic rocks of Mt. Elgon in British East Africa. Geologiska Föreningens i Stockholm Förhandlingar, 52, 455-537. Rock, N. M. S. (1976). Petrogenetic significance of some new xenolithic alkaline rocks from East Africa. Mineralogical Magazine, 40(314), 611-625. doi.org/10.1180/minmag.1976.040.314.09 Searle, D. L. (1954). Geology of the Sultan Hamud Area (with Coloured Geological Map): Explanation of Degree Sheet 59, NW (No. 29). Geological Survey of Kenya. Bishop, W. W., Miller, J. A., & Fitch, F. J. (1969). New potassium-argon age determinations relevant to the Miocene fossil mammal sequence in East Africa. American Journal of Science, 267(6), 669-699. Davies, K. A. (1952). The building of Mount Elgon (East Africa): Uganda Geol. Surv. Ödman, O.H. 1931. Volcanic rocks of Mt Elgon in British East Africa. Geologiska Föreningens i Stockholm Förhandlingar, 52, 455-537. Ödman, O. H. (1932). Mineragraphic Study on the Opaque Minerals in the Lavas from Mt. Elgon, British East Africa. Geologiska Föreningen i Stockholm Förhandlingar, 54(3), 285-304. doi.org/10.1080/11035893209448796 Simonetti, A., & Bell, K. (1995). Nd, Pb and Sr isotopic data from the Mount Elgon volcano, eastern Uganda-western Kenya: implications for the origin and evolution of nephelinite lavas. Lithos, 36(2), 141-153. doi.org/10.1016/0024-4937(95)00011-4 Walker, A. (1969). Fossil Mammal Locality on Mount Elgon, Eastern Ugand: Lower Miocene Fossils from Mount Elgon Uganda. Nature, 223(5206), 591-596.
Angola
 
  • Huíla Province
    • Quilengues
[Turjaite] Amores-Casals, S., Melgarejo, J. C., Bambi, A., Gonçalves, A. O., Morais, E. A., Manuel, J., ... & Molist, J. M. (2019). Lamprophyre-Carbonatite Magma Mingling and Subsolidus Processes as Key Controls on Critical Element Concentration in Carbonatites—The Bonga Complex (Angola). Minerals, 9(10), 601.
Antarctica
 
  • Eastern Antarctica
    • Mac Robertson Land
[Lamprophyric-pyroxene-calcite-biotite olivine-melilitite] Walker, K. R., & Mond, A. (1971). Mica lamprophyre (alnöite) from Radok Lake, Prince Charles Mountains, Antarctica. Australia. Department of National Development. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Record No. 1971/108
Australia
 
  • Queensland
    • Diamantina Shire
[Melilitolite] Carson, C. J., Hutton, L. J., Withnall, I. W., Perkins, W. G., Donchak, P. J. T., Parsons, A., ... & Lambeck, A. (2011). Joint GSQ–GA NGA geochronology project—Mount Isa region, 2009–2010. Geological Survey of Queensland, Record, 2011/03. Collerson, K.D. 2014. Application of spinifex biogeochemistry to identify mineralisation targets in obscured basement terranes beneath the Simpson Deserts in South Western Queensland - Final Report. Queensland Digital Exploration Report 88754, Queensland Government.
  • Tasmania
    • Central Highlands municipality
      • Derwent Bridge
[Olivine-melilitite] Bottrill, R. S. & Baker, W. E. (2008): A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Bulletin 73, Mineral Resources Tasmania, 254 pp.
      • Interlaken
[Melilitite] Bottrill, R. S. & Baker, W. E. (2008): A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Bulletin 73, Mineral Resources Tasmania, 254 pp.
[Melilitite] Bottrill, R. S. & Baker, W. E. (2008): A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Bulletin 73, Mineral Resources Tasmania, 254 pp.
Canada
 
  • Québec
    • Laurentides
      • Deux-Montagnes RCM
        • Oka
[Okaite] Davidson, A. (1963) A study of okaite and associated rocks near Oka, Quebec. A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of master in science in the degree of geology. The university of British Columbia. 158 p.
Czech Republic
 
  • Karlovy Vary Region
    • Cheb District
      • Ovesné Kladruby
[Turjaite] - Ulrych, J., Pivec, E., Bouše, P. (1995) Minerální parageneze ijolitových vyloučenin v olivinickém nefelinitu Podhorního vrchu u Mariánských Lázní. Bulletin mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 1995, roč. 3, 51-56.; CAJZ, V. (1992). Vulkanologie Podhorniho vrchu (zapadni Cechy). Časopis pro mineralogii a geologii, 37(1), 63-64. Kaiser, G., & Pilot, J. (1986). Weitere K-Ar-Datierungen an jungen Vulkaniten. Zeitschrift für geologische Wissenschaften, 14(1), 121-124. Ulrych, J., Pivec, E., Lang, M., & Lloyd, F. E. (2000). Ijolitic segregations in melilite nephelinite of Podhorní vrch volcano, Western Bohemia. N. Jb. Mineral., Abh, 175, 217-348. Wilson, M., Rosenbaum, J. M., & Ulrych, J. (1994). Cenozoic magmatism of the Ohře Rift, Czech Republic: geochemical signatures and mantle dynamics. In Abstracts IAVCEI, Ankara.
  • Liberec Region
    • Liberec District
[Melilitolite] Pivec, E., Ulrych, J., & Rutsek, J. (1998). Melilitic rocks from northern Bohemia: geochemistry and mineralogy. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie-Abhandlungen, 119-154. Ulrych, J., Povondra, P., Rutšek, J., & Pivec, E. (1988). Melilitic and melilite-bearing subvolcanic rocks from the Ploučnice river region, Czechoslovakia. Acta Univ. Carol., Geol, 2, 195-231. Ulrych, J., Pivec, E., Povondra, P., & RUTSEK, J. (1988). Perovskite from melilite rocks, Osecná complex, northern Bohemia, Czechoslovakia. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie Monatshefte, (2), 81-95. Ulrych, J., Pivec, E. Rutšek, J. & Povondra, P. 1990. Olivines, monticelites and clinopyroxenes in melilitic rocks, Ploučnice River Region, Czechoslovakia. Acta Universitatis Carolinae Geologica, 141-164. Ulrych, J., Pivec, Povondra, P. & Rutšek 1990. Phlogopites from subvolcanic melilitic rocks, Ploučnice River Region, Czechoslovakia. Acta Universitatis Carolinae Geologica, 9-24. Ulrych, J., Pivec, E., Povondra, P., & Rutsek, J. (2000). Upper-mantle xenoliths in melilitic rocks of the Osecnà complex, North Bohemia. Journal of Geosciences, 45(1-2), 79-83. Ulrych, J., Povondra, P., Pivec, E., Rutsek, J., & Sitek, J. (1994). Compositional evolution of metasomatic garnet in melilitic rocks of the Osecná complex, Bohemia. The Canadian Mineralogist, 32(3), 637-647. Ulrych, J., Dostal, J., Hegner, E., Balogh, K., & Ackerman, L. (2008). Late Cretaceous to Paleocene melilitic rocks of the Ohře/Eger Rift in northern Bohemia, Czech Republic: Insights into the initial stages of continental rifting. Lithos, 101(1-2), 141-161. Ulrych, J., Adamovic, J., Krmicek, L., Ackerman, L., & Balogh, K. (2014). Revision of Scheumann’s classification of melilitic lamprophyres and related melilitic rocks in light of new analytical data. Journal of Geosciences, 59(1), 3-22.
  • Ústí nad Labem Region
[Hauyne melilitite] Kopecky, L. (1966). Tertiary volcanics. Regional Geology of Czechoslovakia. I. The Bohemian Massif. Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (Praha), 554-581. Kopecký, L., Píšová, J., & Pokorný, L. (1967). Pyrope-bearing diatremes of the České středohoří Mountains. Sborník geologických věd: Geologie, 12, 81-130. Allen, J. B., & Charsley, T. J. (1968). Nepheline-syenite and Phonolite. HMSO. London. Shrbený, O. (1995). Chemical composition of young volcanites of the Czech Republic. Czech Geological Survey Special Paper, 4. Czech Geological Survey. Cajz, V., Vokurka, K., Balogh, K., Lang, M., & Ulrych, J. (1999). The České středohoří Mts.: volcanostratigraphy and geochemistry. Geolines, 9, 21-28. Suhr, P. (1999). Phreatomagmatic structures in the northern environs of the Ohre Rift (Saxony). Geolines, 9, 119-122. Ulrych, J. 2000. Intrusive centres of Neodic volcanism in the Bohemian Massiff: petrological, geochemical and mineralogical characteristics (with emphasis on the Roztoky, Osečná and Dvůr Králové centres). Summary of the Dissertation in Geology for Scientific Degree Doctor of sciences, University of Prague. Ulrych, J. A. R. O. M. I. R., & Balogh, K. A. D. O. S. A. (2000). Roztoky Intrusive Centre in the Ceske stredohori Mts.: Differentiation, emplacement, distribution, orientation and age of dyke series. GEOLOGICA CARPATHICA-BRATISLAVA-, 51(6), 383-398. Ulrych, J., Svobodová, J., & Balogh, K. (2002). The source of Cenozoic volcanism in the České středohoří Mts., Bohemian Massif. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie-Abhandlungen: Journal of Mineralogy and Geochemistry, 177(2), 133-162. Cajz, V. (2003). Dyke swarm pattern and tectonics in the České Středohoří Mts. Volcanic centre, Ohře (Eger) Rift, Central Europe (Starting points for further research). Geolines, 15, 15-22. Kotková, J., O’Brien, P. J., & Ziemann, M. A. (2011). Diamonds in the Bohemian Massif—evidence for ultrahigh-pressure metamorphism. Geologické výzkumy na Morave a ve Slezsku 18, 1, 35-38. Ackerman, L., Medaris, G., Špaček, P., & Ulrych, J. (2015). Geochemical and petrological constraints on mantle composition of the Ohře (Eger) rift, Bohemian Massif: peridotite xenoliths from the České Středohoří Volcanic complex and northern Bohemia. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 104(8), 1957-1979. Woolley A.R. (2019) Alkaline Rocks and Carbonatites of the World. Part 4: Antarctica, Asia and Europe, p.305
DR Congo
 
  • North Kivu
    • Nyiragongo Territory
[Hauyne melilitite] Bell, K., & Powell, J. L. (1969). Strontium isotopic studies of alkalic rocks: the potassium-rich lavas of the Birunga and Toro—Ankole Regions, East and Central Equatorial Africa. Journal of Petrology, 10(3), 536-572. doi.org/10.1093/petrology/10.3.536 Demant, A., Lestrade, P., Lubala, R. T., Kampunzu, A. B., & Durieux, J. (1994). Volcanological and petrological evolution of Nyiragongo volcano, Virunga volcanic field, Zaire. Bulletin of Volcanology, 56(1), 47-61. doi.org/10.1007/BF00279728 Denaeyer, M. E. (1972). LES LAVES DU FOSSE TECTONIQUE DE L'AFRIQUE CENTRALE (KIVU, RWANDA, TORO-ANKOLE). I. SUPPLEMENT AU RECUEIL D'ANALYSES DE 1965. II. MAGMATOLOGIE. Annales, Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, Belgique. Serie In 8º, Sciences Geologiques, 72. Denaeyer, M. E., Schellinck, F., & Coppez, A. (1965). Recueil d'analyses des laves du fossé tectonique de l'Afrique centrale. Annales. Musée Roy. Afrique Centrale. Belgique, Ann. Ser. 8, Sci. Geol., 49, 1-234. GEE, L. L., & Sack, R. O. (1988). Experimental petrology of melilite nephelinites. Journal of Petrology, 29(6), 1233-1255. doi.org/10.1093/petrology/29.6.1233 Hamaguchi, H. (1983). Volcanoes Nyiragongo and Nyamuragira: geophysical aspects. Tohoku Univ. Richard, J.J. & Padang, M.N. 1957. Active volcanoes of the world. Part 4 Africa and the Red Sea. International Volcanological Association, Napoli, Italy. Sahama, T. G. (1960). Kalsilite in the lavas of mt. Nyiragongo (Belgian Congo). Journal of Petrology, 1(2), 146-171. doi.org/10.1093/petrology/1.2.146 Sahama, T. G. (1973). Evolution of the Nyiragongo magma. Journal of Petrology, 14(1), 33-48. doi.org/10.1093/petrology/14.1.33 Sahama, T. G. (1978). The Nyiragongo main cone. Annales, Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, Belgique. Serie In 8º, Sciences Geologiques 81. Sahama, G., & Meyer, A. (1958). Study of the volcano Niragongo. A progress Report, Exploration du parc National Albert, mission d’études volcanologiques, Fasc 2, 1-85. Tazieff, H. 1975. Nyiragongo: the forbidden volcano. Cassell, London. Tazieff, H. (1984). Mt. Niragongo: renewed activity of the lava lake. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 20(3-4), 267-280. doi.org/10.1016/0377-0273(84)90043-X Thonnard, R. L. G., & Denaeyer, M. E. (1965). Carte volcanologique des Virunga, Feuille No. 1. 1:50000 and Introduction generale et Notice Explicative de la Feuille No. 1. Centre National de Volcanologie (Belgique), Bruxelles. Vollmer, R., & Norry, M. J. (1983). Possible origin of K-rich volcanic rocks from Virunga, East Africa, by metasomatism of continental crustal material: Pb, Nd and Sr isotopic evidence. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 64(3), 374-386. doi.org/10.1016/0012-821X(83)90097-3
Germany
 
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Freiburg Region
      • Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald
[Olivine-melilitite] Baranyi, I., Lippolt, H.J. & Todt, W. (1976). KALIUM-ARGON-ALTERSBESTIMMUNGEN AN TERTIAEREN VULKANITEN DES OBERRHEINGRABEN-GEBIETES: II DIE ALTERSTRAVERSE VON HEGAU NACH LOTHRINGEN. Obnerrheinische Geologische Abhandlungen, 25, 41-62. Dunworth, E. A., & Wilson, M. (1998). Olivine melilitites of the SW German Tertiary Volcanic Province: mineralogy and petrogenesis. Journal of Petrology, 39(10), 1805-1836. Keller, J., & Schleicher, H. (1990). Volcanism and petrology of the Kaiserstuhl. In International Volcanological Congress, Mainz (FRG), Post-Conference Excursion B (Vol. 2, pp. 32-60). Keller, J., Kraml, M., & Henjes-Kunst, F. (2002). 40Ar/39Ar single crystal laser dating of early volcanism in the Upper Rhine Graben and tectonic implications. Schweizerische Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen, 82, 121-130. Solovova, I. P., Girnis, A. V., Rass, I. T., Kononkova, N. N., & Keller, J. (2005). Composition and evolution of fluid-saturated calcium-rich melts: Inclusions in the minerals of olivine melilitite from Mahlberg, Rhine Graben. Geochemistry International, 43(9), 843-861. Wimmenauer, W. (1952). Petrographische Untersuchungen an einigen basischen Eruptivgesteinen des Oberrheingebietes. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie-Abhandlungen, 83, 375-432.
      • Konstanz
[Olivine-melilitite] Alibert, C., Michard, A., & Albarède, F. (1983). The transition from alkali basalts to kimberlites: isotope and trace element evidence from melilitites. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 82(2-3), 176-186. Dunworth, E. A., & Wilson, M. (1998). Olivine melilitites of the SW German Tertiary Volcanic Province: mineralogy and petrogenesis. Journal of Petrology, 39(10), 1805-1836. Hegner, E., & Vennemann, T. W. (1997). Role of fluids in the origin of Tertiary European intraplate volcanism: evidence from O, H, and Sr isotopes in melilitites. Geology, 25(11), 1035-1038. Keller, J. (1989). Extrusive carbonatites and their significance. Carbonatites: genesis and evolution. Unwin Hyman, London, 70-88. Keller, J., Brey, G., Lorenz, V., & Sachs, P. (1990). Volcanism and petrology of the upper Rhinegraben (Urach-Hegau-Kaiserstuhl). Fieldguide, IAVCEI 1990 preconference excursion, 2. Wedepohl, K. H., Gohn, E., & Hartmann, G. (1994). Cenozoic alkali basaltic magmas of western Germany and their products of differentiation. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 115(3), 253-278. Wilson, M., Rosenbaum, J. M., & Dunworth, E. A. (1995). Melilitites: partial melts of the thermal boundary layer?. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 119(2-3), 181-196.
  • Saxony-Anhalt
    • Saalekreis
      • Landsberg
[Lamprophyric-pyroxene-calcite-biotite olivine-melilitite] Krüger, J. C., Romer, R. L., & Kämpf, H. (2013). Late Cretaceous ultramafic lamprophyres and carbonatites from the Delitzsch Complex, Germany. Chemical Geology, 353, 140-150. Seifert, W., Kämpf, H., & Wasternack, J. (2000). Compositional variation in apatite, phlogopite and other accessory minerals of the ultramafic Delitzsch complex, Germany: implication for cooling history of carbonatites. Lithos, 53(2), 81-100. Rollig, G., Viehweg, M., & Reuter, N. (1990). THE ULTRAMAFIC LAMPROPHYRES AND CARBONATITES OF DELITZSCH, GDR. ZEITSCHRIFT FUR ANGEWANDTE GEOLOGIE, 36, 49-54. Wand, U., Stiehl, G., Rölling, G., Mühle, K., Haase, G., & Gerstenberger, H. (1989). C, O, N and Sr isotope characteristics of carbonatites from the Central German Crystalline Zone, GDR. In Proc 5 th Working Meeting Isotopes in Nature, Leipzig (pp. 421-436).; Krüger, J. C., Romer, R. L., & Kämpf, H. (2013). Late Cretaceous ultramafic lamprophyres and carbonatites from the Delitzsch Complex, Germany. Chemical Geology, 353, 140-150. Seifert, W., Kämpf, H., & Wasternack, J. (2000). Compositional variation in apatite, phlogopite and other accessory minerals of the ultramafic Delitzsch complex, Germany: implication for cooling history of carbonatites. Lithos, 53(2), 81-100. Rollig, G., Viehweg, M., & Reuter, N. (1990). THE ULTRAMAFIC LAMPROPHYRES AND CARBONATITES OF DELITZSCH, GDR. ZEITSCHRIFT FUR ANGEWANDTE GEOLOGIE, 36, 49-54. Wand, U., Stiehl, G., Rölling, G., Mühle, K., Haase, G., & Gerstenberger, H. (1989). C, O, N and Sr isotope characteristics of carbonatites from the Central German Crystalline Zone, GDR. In Proc 5 th Working Meeting Isotopes in Nature, Leipzig (pp. 421-436).
  • Saxony
    • Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge
      • Sebnitz
[Hauyne melilitite] Pfeiffer, L. (1994). Der tertiäre Magmatismus im Erzgebirge und in den benachbarten Gebieten der Tschechischen Republik. Beih. Eur. J. Mineral, 6(23), 179-228. Seifert, W. (1994). Zur Mineralchemie des Polzenites vom Zeughausgangzug im Elbsandsteingebirge. Abhandlungen des staatlichen Museums für Mineralogie und Geologie, Dresden, 40, 99-106. Seifert, W., & Thomas, R. (1995). Silicate-carbonate immiscibility: a melt inclusion study of olivine melilitite and wehrlite xenoliths in tephrite from the Elbe Zone, Germany. Chemie der Erde, 55, 263-280.
Greenland
 
  • Sermersooq
    • Kangerlussuaq Fjord
[Uncompahgrite] Johnsen, O. (1999): Gardiner komplekset i Østgrønland: en spænende mineralforekomst. Bergverksmuseets Skrift 15: 5-9 (in danish)
India
 
  • Meghalaya
    • East Khasi Hills District
[Melilitolite] Melluso, L., Srivastava, R. K., Guarino, V., Zanetti, A., & Sinha, A. K. (2010). Mineral compositions and petrogenetic evolution of the ultramafic-alkaline–carbonatitic complex of Sung Valley, northeastern India. The Canadian Mineralogist, 48(1), 205-229.
Italy
 
  • Basilicata
    • Potenza Province
      • Rionero in Vulture
[Melilitite] Beccaluva, L., Coltorti, M., Di Girolamo, P., Melluso, L., Milani, L., Morra, V., & Siena, F. (2002). Petrogenesis and evolution of Mt. Vulture alkaline volcanism (Southern Italy). Mineralogy and Petrology, 74(2-4), 277-297. Bindi, L., Cellai, D., Melluso, L., Conticelli, S., Morra, V., & Menchetti, S. (1999). Crystal chemistry of clinopyroxene from alkaline undersaturated rocks of the Monte Vulture Volcano, Italy. Lithos, 46(2), 259-274. De Astis, G., Kempton, P. D., Peccerillo, A., & Wu, T. W. (2006). Trace element and isotopic variations from Mt. Vulture to Campanian volcanoes: constraints for slab detachment and mantle inflow beneath southern Italy. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 151(3), 331-351. D'orazio, M., Innocenti, F., Tonarini, S., & Doglioni, C. (2007). Carbonatites in a subduction system: the Pleistocene alvikites from Mt. Vulture (southern Italy). Lithos, 98(1-4), 313-334. Downes, H., Kostoula, T., Jones, A., Beard, A., Thirlwall, M., & Bodinier, J. L. (2002). Geochemistry and Sr–Nd isotopic compositions of mantle xenoliths from the Monte Vulture carbonatite–melilitite volcano, central southern Italy. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 144(1), 78-92. Jones, A. P., Kostoula, T., Stoppa, F., & Woolley, A. R. (2000). Petrography and mineral chemistry of mantle xenoliths in a carbonate-rich melilititic tuff from Mt. Vulture volcano, southern Italy. Mineralogical Magazine, 64(4), 593-613. La Volpe, L., Patella, D., Rapisardi, L., & Tramacere, A. (1984). The evolution of the Monte Vulture volcano (Southern Italy): inferences from volcanological, geological and deep dipole electrical soundings data. Journal of volcanology and geothermal research, 22(3-4), 147-162. Melluso, L., Morra, V., & Di Girolamo, P. (1996). The Mt. Vulture volcanic complex (Italy): evidence for distinct parental magmas and for residual melts with melilite. Mineralogy and Petrology, 56(3-4), 225-250. Rosatelli, G., Wall, F., & Stoppa, F. (2007). Calcio-carbonatite melts and metasomatism in the mantle beneath Mt. Vulture (Southern Italy). Lithos, 99(3-4), 229-248. Solovova, I. P., Girnis, A. V., Kogarko, L. N., Kononkova, N. N., Stoppa, F., & Rosatelli, G. (2005). Compositions of magmas and carbonate–silicate liquid immiscibility in the Vulture alkaline igneous complex, Italy. Lithos, 85(1-4), 113-128. Stoppa, F., & Principe, C. (1997). Eruption style and petrology of a new carbonatitic suite from the Mt. Vulture Southern Italy: The Monticchio Lakes Formation. Journal of volcanology and geothermal research, 78(3-4), 251-265. Stoppa, F., Jones, A.P. & Sharygin, V.V. 2009. Nyereite from carbonatite rocks at Vulture volcano; implications for mantle metasomatism and petrogenesis of alkali carbonate melts. Central European Journal of Geoscience, 1, 131-151. Villa, I. M., & Buettner, A. (2009). Chronostratigraphy of Monte Vulture volcano (southern Italy): secondary mineral microtextures and 39 Ar-40 Ar systematics. Bulletin of volcanology, 71(10), 1195.
  • Lazio
    • Rieti Province
      • Rieti
        • Santa Rufina
[Kalsilite-phlogopite melilitite] Conticelli, S., D’antonio, M., Pinarelli, L., & Civetta, L. (2002). Source contamination and mantle heterogeneity in the genesis of Italian potassic and ultrapotassic volcanic rocks: Sr–Nd–Pb isotope data from Roman Province and Southern Tuscany. Mineralogy and Petrology, 74(2-4), 189-222. Cundari, A., & Ferguson, A. K. (1991). Petrogenetic relationships between melilitite and lamproite. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 107(3), 343-357. Isakova, A. T., Panina, L. I., & Stoppa, F. (2017). Genesis of kalsilite melilitite at Cupaello, Central Italy: Evidence from melt inclusions. Petrology, 25(4), 433-447. Sabatini, V. (1903). La pirossenite melilitica di Coppaeli. Boll. R. Com. geol. Ital., 34, 376. Stoppa, F., & Cundari, A. (1995). A new Italian carbonatite occurrence at Cupaello (Rieti) and its genetic significance. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 122(3), 275-288. Villa, I., Serva, L., & Quercioli, C. (1991). Verso una datazione della lava di Cupaello (Rieti). Plinius, 4, 102-103.
  • Umbria
    • Perugia Province
      • Spoleto
[Melilitite] Wheeler, S., Spigarelli, S., Stoppa, F., & Rinaldi, R. (1996). Secondary minerals from the igneous complex of Colle Fabbri, Spoleto (PG). Plinius, 16(2), 1.
    • Terni Province
      • San Venanzo
[Kalsilite-phlogopite-olivine-leucite melilitite] Conticelli, S., D’antonio, M., Pinarelli, L., & Civetta, L. (2002). Source contamination and mantle heterogeneity in the genesis of Italian potassic and ultrapotassic volcanic rocks: Sr–Nd–Pb isotope data from Roman Province and Southern Tuscany. Mineralogy and Petrology, 74(2-4), 189-222. Cundari, A., & Ferguson, A. K. (1991). Petrogenetic relationships between melilitite and lamproite. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 107(3), 343-357. Laurenzi, M., Stoppa, F., & Villa, I. (1994). Eventi ignei monogenici e depositi piroclastici nel Distretto Ultra-alcalino Umbro-Laziale (ULUD): revisione, aggiornamento e comparazione dei dati cronologici. Plinius, 12, 61-65. Panina, L. I., Stoppa, F., & Usol tseva, L. M. (2003). Genesis of melilitite rocks of Pian di Celle volcano, Umbrian kamafugite province, Italy: evidence from melt inclusions in minerals. PETROLOGY C/C OF PETROLOGIIA, 11(4), 365-382. Sabatini, V. (1899). I vulcani di San Venanzo. Riv Miner Cristal It, 22, 3-12. Stoppa, F. (1996). The San Venanzo maar and tuff ring, Umbria, Italy: eruptive behaviour of a carbonatite-melilitite volcano. Bulletin of Volcanology, 57(7), 563-577. Stoppa, F., Rukhlov, A. S., Bell, K., Schiazza, M., & Vichi, G. (2014). Lamprophyres of Italy: early Cretaceous alkaline lamprophyres of southern Tuscany, Italy. Lithos, 188, 97-112. Stoppa, F., Sharygin, V. V., & Cundari, A. (1997). New mineral data from the kamafugitecarbonatite association: the melilitolite from Pian di Celle, Italy. Mineralogy and Petrology, 61(1-4), 27-45.
Kenya
 
  • Homa Bay County
[Uncompahgrite] Bestland, E. A., & Krull, E. S. (1999). Palaeoenvironments of Early Miocene Kisingiri volcano Proconsul sites: evidence from carbon isotopes, palaeosols and hydromagmatic deposits. Journal of the Geological Society, 156(5), 965-976. doi.org/10.1144/gsjgs.156.5.0965 Bestland, E. A., Thackray, G. D., & Retallack, G. J. (1995). Cycles of doming and eruption of the Miocene Kisingiri Volcano, Southwest Kenya. The Journal of Geology, 103(5), 598-607. doi.org/10.1086/629779 Deines, P., & Gold, D. P. (1973). The isotopic composition of carbonatite and kimberlite carbonates and their bearing on the isotopic composition of deep-seated carbon. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 37(7), 1709-1733. doi.org/10.1016/0016-7037(73)90158-0 DRAKE, R. E., VAN COUVERING, J. A., PICKFORD, M. H., CURTIS, G. H., & HARRIS, J. A. (1988). New chronology for the Early Miocene mammalian faunas of Kisingiri, Western Kenya. Journal of the Geological Society, 145(3), 479-491. doi.org/10.1144/gsjgs.145.3.0479 Le Bas, M. J. (1977). Carbonatite-nephelinite volcanism: an African case history. London: Wiley. Norry, M. J., Truckle, P. H., Lippard, S. J., Hawkesworth, C. J., Weaver, S. D., & Marriner, G. F. (1980). Isotopic and trace element evidence from lavas, bearing on mantle heterogeneity beneath Kenya. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, 297(1431), 259-271. doi.org/10.1098/rsta.1980.0214 Rubie, D. C. (1982). Mass transfer and volume change during alkali metasomatism at Kisingiri, Western Kenya. Lithos, 15(2), 99-109. doi.org/10.1016/0024-4937(82)90003-2 Rubie, D. C., & Gunter, W. D. (1983). The role of speciation in alkaline igneous fluids during fenite metasomatism. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 82(2-3), 165-175. doi.org/10.1007/BF01166611
Malawi
 
  • Southern Region
    • Zomba
[Lamprophyric-pyroxene-calcite-biotite olivine-melilitite] Eby, G.N., Roden-Tice, M., Kreuger, H.L., Ewing, W., Faxon, E.H., and Woolley, A.R. (1995): Geochronology and cooling history of the northern part of the Chilwa alkaline province, Malawi. Journal Afr. Earth Sci. 20, 275-288. doi.org/10.1016/0899-5362(95)00054-W Garson, M. S., & Smith, C. W. (1958). Chilwa Island: Geol. Surv. Nyasald., Mem, 1. Simonetti, A., & Bell, K. (1994). Isotopic and geochemical investigation of the Chilwa Island carbonatite complex, Malawi: evidence for a depleted mantle source region, liquid immiscibility, and open-system behaviour. Journal of Petrology, 35(6), 1597-1621. doi.org/10.1093/petrology/35.6.1597 Snelling, N. J. (1965). Age determinations on three African carbonatites. Nature, 205(4970), 491-491. doi.org/10.1038/205491a0 Woolley, A. R. (1969). Some aspects of fenitization with particular reference to Chilwa Island and Kangankunde, Malawi. British Museum (Natural History). Mineralogy, 2, 189-219. Woolley, A. R., & Jones, G. C. (1987). The petrochemistry of the northern part of the Chilwa alkaline province, Malawi. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 30(1), 335-355. doi.org/10.1144/GSL.SP.1987.030.01.16
Norway
 
  • Trøndelag
    • Levanger
[Lamprophyric-pyroxene-calcite-biotite olivine-melilitite] Carstens, H. (1961). A post-Caledonian ultrabasic biotite lamprophyre dyke of the Island Ytterøy in the Trondheimsfjord, Norway. Norges geologiske undersøkelse, 215, l0-21. Mitchell, J. G., & Roberts, D. (1986). Ages of lamprophyre dykes from Ytterøy and Lerkehaug, near Steinkjer, central Norwegian Caledonides. Norsk geologisk tidsskrift, 66(4), 255-261. Priem, H. N. A., Verschure, R. H., Boelrijk, N. A. I. M., Hebeda, E. H., & Thorkildsen, C. D. (1968). Rb- Sr and K- Ar age measurements of phlogopitic biotite from the ultrabasic lamprophyre dyke on the island of Ytterøy, Trondheimsfjord, Norway. Nor. Geol. Tidsskr., 48, 319-321.
  • Vestfold og Telemark
    • Larvik
      • Brunlanes
[Melilitite] Dahlgren, S. & Larsen, A.O. (2012): Minerals of the banalsite-stronalsite series in amygdules from the Brunlanes ultramafic series. Norsk Bergverksmuseum Skrifter: 49: 93-100.
Russia
 
  • Arkhangelsk Oblast
    • Zimny Bereg District
[Olivine-melilitite] Kononova, V. A., Golubeva, Y. Y., Bogatikov, O. A., & Kargin, A. V. (2007). Diamond resource potential of kimberlites from the Zimny Bereg field, Arkhangel’sk oblast. Geology of Ore Deposits, 49(6), 421-441.
  • Irkutsk Oblast
[Lamprophyric-pyroxene-calcite-biotite olivine-melilitite] Ashchepkov, I.; Zhmodik, S.; Belyanin, D.; Kiseleva, O.N.; Medvedev, N.; Travin, A.; Yudin, D.; Karmanov, N.S.; Downes, H. (2020) Aillikites and Alkali Ultramafic Lamprophyres of the Beloziminsky Alkaline Ultrabasic-Carbonatite Massif: Possible Origin and Relations with Ore Deposits. Minerals 10, 404.
[Lamprophyric-pyroxene-calcite-biotite olivine-melilitite] Ashchepkov, I.; Zhmodik, S.; Belyanin, D.; Kiseleva, O.N.; Medvedev, N.; Travin, A.; Yudin, D.; Karmanov, N.S.; Downes, H. (2020) Aillikites and Alkali Ultramafic Lamprophyres of the Beloziminsky Alkaline Ultrabasic-Carbonatite Massif: Possible Origin and Relations with Ore Deposits. Minerals 10, 404.
[Afrikandite] Rasskazov, S. V., Il’yasova, A. M., Konev, A. A., Yasnygina, T. A., Maslovskaya, M. N., Fefelov, N. N., ... & Saranina, E. V. (2007). Geochemical evolution of the Zadoi Alkaline-Ultramafic Massif, Cis-Sayan area, southern Siberia. Geochemistry International, 45(1), 1-14.
  • Krasnoyarsk Krai
    • Boguchansky District
[Melilitite] Prokopyev, I.; Starikova, A.; Doroshkevich, A.; Nugumanova, Y.; Potapov, V. (2020) Petrogenesis of Ultramafic Lamprophyres from the Terina Complex (Chadobets Upland, Russia): Mineralogy and Melt Inclusion Composition. Minerals 10, 419.
[Melilitite] Chebotarev, D. A., Doroshkevich, A. G., & Sharygin, V. V. (2017). Evolution and Formation Conditions for Pyrochlore-supergroup Minerals of Chuktukon Carbonatite Massif, Chadobets Upland (Krasnoyarsk Territory, Russia). In Magmatism of the Earth and related strategic metal deposits (pp. 47-50).; Doroshkevich, A. G., Chebotarev, D. A., Sharygin, V. V., Prokopyev, I. R., & Nikolenko, A. M. (2019). Petrology of alkaline silicate rocks and carbonatites of the Chuktukon massif, Chadobets upland, Russia: Sources, evolution and relation to the Triassic Siberian LIP. Lithos, 332, 245-260.
    • Maimecha and Kotui Rivers Basin
Gritsenko, Y.D.; Chukanov, N.V.; Aksenov, S.M.; Pekov, I.V.; Varlamov, D.A.; Pautov, L.A.; Vozchikova, S.A.; Ksenofontov, D.A.; Britvin, S.N. (2020) Odikhinchaite, Na9Sr3[(H2O)2Na]Ca6Mn3Zr3NbSi (Si24O72)O(OH)3(CO3)·H2O, a New Eudialyte-Group Mineral from the Odikhincha Intrusion, Taimyr Peninsula, Russia. Minerals 10, 1062.
  • Murmansk Oblast
[Uncompahgrite] Mikhailova, J. A., Kalashnikov, A. O., Sokharev, V. A., Pakhomovsky, Y. A., Konopleva, N. G., Yakovenchuk, V. N., ... & Ivanyuk, G. Y. (2016). 3D mineralogical mapping of the Kovdor phoscorite–carbonatite complex (Russia). Mineralium Deposita, 51(1), 131-149.
[Melilitolite] Kukharenko et aI., 1965; Kononova and Shanin, 1971; Orlova, 1959.
    • Turii Cape
[Melilitolite] Liferovich, R. P., Mitchell, R. H., Zozulya, D. R., & Shpachenko, A. K. (2006). Paragenesis and composition of banalsite, stronalsite, and their solid solution in nepheline syenite and ultramafic alkaline rocks. The Canadian Mineralogist, 44(4), 929-942.
Solomon Islands
 
  • Malaita Province
[Lamprophyric-pyroxene-calcite-biotite olivine-melilitite] Allen, J. B., & Deans, T. (1965). Ultrabasic eruptives with alnöitic-kimberlitic affinities from Malaita, Solomon Islands. Mineralogical Magazine and Journal of the Mineralogical Society, 34(268), 16-34. doi.org/10.1180/minmag.1965.034.268.02 Neal, C. R., & Davidson, J. P. (1989). An unmetasomatized source for the Malaitan alnöite (Solomon Islands): petrogenesis involving zone refining, megacryst fractionation, and assimilation of oceanic lithosphere. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 53(8), 1975-1990. doi.org/10.1016/0016-7037(89)90318-9 Nixon, P. H. (1980). Kimberlites in the south-west Pacific. Nature, 287(5784), 718-720. doi.org/10.1038/287718a0 Tejada, M. L. G., Mahoney, J. J., Duncan, R. A., & Hawkins, M. P. (1996). Age and geochemistry of basement and alkalic rocks of Malaita and Santa Isabel, Solomon Islands, southern margin of Ontong Java Plateau. Journal of Petrology, 37(2), 361-394. doi.org/10.1093/petrology/37.2.361
[Lamprophyric-pyroxene-calcite-biotite olivine-melilitite] Allen, J.B., Deans, T. (1965) Ultrabasic eruptives with Alnöitic-Kimerlitic affinities form Malaita, Solomon Islands. Mineralogical Magazine 1965 Vol.34(268) 16-34.
Sweden
 
  • Norrbotten County
    • Kalix
[Lamprophyric-pyroxene-calcite-biotite olivine-melilitite] Kresten, P., Printzlau, I., Rex, D., Vartiainen, H., & Woolley, A. (1977). New ages of carbonatitic and alkaline ultramafic rocks from Sweden and Finland. Geologiska Föreningen i Stockholm Förhandlingar, 99(1), 62-65. https://doi.org/10.1080/11035897709454992 Kresten, P., & Brunfelt, A. O. (1981). Alkaline ultramafic lamprophyres and associated carbonatite dykes from the Kalix area, northern Sweden. Geologische Rundschau, 70(3), 1215-1231. doi.org/10.1007/BF01820189
  • Västernorrland County
    • Sundsvall
[Lamprophyric-pyroxene-calcite-biotite olivine-melilitite] Andersson, M., Malehmir, A., Troll, V. R., Dehghannejad, M., Juhlin, C., & Ask, M. (2013). Carbonatite ring-complexes explained by caldera-style volcanism. Scientific reports, 3(1), 1-9. https://www.nature.com/articles/srep01677.pdf Barber, D. J., & Wenk, H. R. (1984). Microstructures in carbonates from the Alnø and Fen carbonatites. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 88(3), 233-245. doi.org/10.1007/BF00380168 Brueckner, H. K., & Rex, D. C. (1980). KA and Rb Sr geochronology and Sr isotopic study of the Alnö alkaline complex, northeastern Sweden. Lithos, 13(2), 111-119. doi.org/10.1016/0024-4937(80)90012-2 Von Eckermann, H. (1958). The alkaline and carbonatite dykes of the Alnö formation on the mainland north-west of Alnö Island Kungl. Svensk. Vetenskaps Handl. Fjärde Serien., 7, 1-61. Von Eckermann, H. (1966). Progress of research on the Alnö carbonatite. In Carbonatites. Intersci. Publishers New York. Eckermann, H. V. (1966). The pyroxenes of the Alnö carbonatites (sövite) and the surrounding fenites. Mineral. Soc. India, IMA Vol., 126-139. Eckermann, H. von. 1967. The strontium and barium contents of the Alnö sövites and the alkaline, carbonatitic and ultrabasic rocks. Arkiv för Mineralogi och Geologi, 4, 417-424. Ingrid, H. K. (1998). Rare earth elements in sövitic carbonatites and their mineral phases. Journal of Petrology, 39(11-12), 2105-2121.https://doi.org/10.1093/petroj/39.11-12.2105 Kresten, P. (1977). K, Rb and Cs in carbonatites and associated rocks from central Sweden. Geologiska Föreningen i Stockholm Förhandlingar, 99(4), 377-383.doi.org/10.1080/11035897709455040 Kresten, P. 1979. The Alnö complex: discussion of the main features, bibliography and excursion guide. Paper presented at the Nordic Carbonatite Symposium, Alnö, Sweden. Kresten, P. (1980). The Alnö complex: tectonics of dyke emplacement. Lithos, 13(2), 153-158. doi.org/10.1016/0024-4937(80)90016-X Kresten, P. (1986). Alkaline and carbonatitic Alnø dikes (Map). Sveriges Geologiske Undersøkning, Ser. Ba, (31). Kresten, P., Printzlau, I., Rex, D., Vartiainen, H., & Woolley, A. (1977). New ages of carbonatitic and alkaline ultramafic rocks from Sweden and Finland. Geologiska Föreningen i Stockholm Förhandlingar, 99(1), 62-65. doi.org/10.1080/11035897709454992 Meert, J. G., Walderhaug, H. J., Torsvik, T. H., & Hendriks, B. W. (2007). Age and paleomagnetic signature of the Alnø carbonatite complex (NE Sweden): Additional controversy for the Neoproterozoic paleoposition of Baltica. Precambrian Research, 154(3-4), 159-174. doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2006.12.008 Morogan, V. (1989). Mass transfer and REE mobility during fenitization at Alnö, Sweden. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 103(1), 25-34. doi.org/10.1007/BF00371362 Morogan, V., & Lindblom, S. (1995). Volatiles associated with the alkaline–carbonatite magmatism at Alnö, Sweden: a study of fluid and solid inclusions in minerals from the Laångarsholmen ring complex. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 122(3), 262-274. doi.org/10.1007/s004100050126 Morogan, V., & Woolley, A. R. (1988). Fenitization at the Alnö carbonatite complex, Sweden; distribution, mineralogy and genesis. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 100(2), 169-182. doi.org/10.1007/BF00373583 Vuorinen, J. H., & Hålenius, U. (2005). Nb-, Zr-and LREE-rich titanite from the Alnö alkaline complex: crystal chemistry and its importance as a petrogenetic indicator. Lithos, 83(1-2), 128-142. Vuorinen, J. H., & Skelton, A. D. (2004). Origin of silicate minerals in carbonatites from Alnö Island, Sweden: magmatic crystallization or wall rock assimilation?. Terra Nova, 16(4), 210-215. doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3121.2004.00557.x
[Lamprophyric-pyroxene-calcite-biotite olivine-melilitite] Howie, R.A. (1963) Kaersutite from the Lugar sill, Ayrshire, and from alnöite breccia, Alnö Island, Sweden. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 33, n° 263, 718-720.
    • Timrå
      • Tynderö
[Lamprophyric-pyroxene-calcite-biotite olivine-melilitite] Von Eckermann, H. (1948). The alkaline district of Alnö Island. Sveriges Geologiska Undersökning. Avhandlingar och Uppsatser, Stockholm, Serie Ca, 36, 1-176. Kresten, P. (1976). Scandium in alnöites and carbonatites from central Sweden. Geologiska Föreningen i Stockholm Förhandlingar, 98(4), 364-365. https://doi.org/10.1080/11035897609454399 Kresten, P., Printzlau, I., Rex, D., Vartiainen, H., & Woolley, A. (1977). New ages of carbonatitic and alkaline ultramafic rocks from Sweden and Finland. Geologiska Föreningen i Stockholm Förhandlingar, 99(1), 62-65. https://doi.org/10.1080/11035897709454992 Söderström, L. (1966). The kimberlites of Åvike Bay, on the Bothnian coast of Sweden. Geologiska Föreningen i Stockholm Förhandlingar, 88(3), 351-360. https://doi.org/10.1080/11035896609448932
Tanzania
 
  • Arusha Region
    • Monduli District
[Afrikandite] Guzmics, T., Mitchell, R. H., Szabó, C., Berkesi, M., Milke, R., & Ratter, K. (2012). Liquid immiscibility between silicate, carbonate and sulfide melts in melt inclusions hosted in co-precipitated minerals from Kerimasi volcano (Tanzania): evolution of carbonated nephelinitic magma. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 164(1), 101-122.
USA
 
  • Colorado
    • Gunnison Co.
      • White Earth Mining District (Powderhorn Mining District)
[Uncompahgrite] Olson (1974); Olson, J. C. & D. C. Hedlund (1981), Alkalic rocks and resources of thorium and associated elements in the Powderhorn district, Gunnison County, Colorado. U. S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1049-C. 34 pp.
 
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