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Luxulianite

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About LuxulianiteHide

A local name for a variety of porphyritic granite containing abundant tourmaline replacing various minerals.

A granite characterized by phenocrysts of potassium feldspar and quartz that enclose clusters of radially arranged acicular tourmaline crystals in a groundmass of quartz, tourmaline, alkali feldspar, brown mica, and cassiterite. Its name is derived from Luxulyan, Cornwall. Also spelled: luxulianite; luxulyanite. Var: luxuliane.


Classification of LuxulianiteHide

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Granite is in section 3 of the QAPF diagram.

Mineralogy of LuxulianiteHide

Essential minerals - these are minerals that are required within the classification of this rock:
Feldspar > Alkali FeldsparFeldspar Group minerals rich in Potassium or Sodium.
Feldspar > Alkali Feldspar > OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
MicaA petrological term for Mica Group.
Silica > QuartzSiO2
TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Non-essential minerals - these minerals are common, sometimes major components, but are not always present:

Pronounciation of LuxulianiteHide

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Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Synonyms of LuxulianiteHide

References for LuxulianiteHide

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

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