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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:
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.
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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Greenland
    • Sermersooq
      • Kangerlussuaq Fjord
[Uncompahgrite] Johnsen, O. (1999): Gardiner komplekset i Østgrønland: en spænende mineralforekomst. Bergverksmuseets Skrift 15: 5-9 (in danish)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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