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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

Sub-divisions of Melilite-bearing rockHide

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.

Synonyms of Melilite-bearing rockHide

References for Melilite-bearing rockHide

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

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Localities for Melilite-bearing rockHide

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.
Australia
 
  • Tasmania
    • Central Highlands municipality
      • Derwent Bridge
[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
      • Mariánské Lázně
[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.
Denmark
 
  • Greenland
    • Sermersooq
      • Kangerlussuaq Fjord
[Uncompahgrite] Johnsen, O. (1999): Gardiner komplekset i Østgrønland: en spænende mineralforekomst. Bergverksmuseets Skrift 15: 5-9 (in danish)
Italy
 
  • Umbria
    • Perugia Province
      • Spoleto
[Melilitolite] Wheeler, S., Spigarelli, S., Stoppa, F., & Rinaldi, R. (1996). Secondary minerals from the igneous complex of Colle Fabbri, Spoleto (PG). Plinius, 16(2), 1.
Norway
 
  • Vestfold
    • 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
[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
[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).
  • Murmansk Oblast
[Melilitolite] 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.
Solomon Islands
 
  • Malaita Province
    • Malaita Island (Mala Island)
[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
 
  • Västernorrland County
    • Sundsvall
      • Alnö
[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.
Tanzania
 
  • Arusha Region
[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.
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