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Eudialytite

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A melanocratic plutonic rock consisting essentially of eudialyte with minor variable amounts of microcline, arfvedsonite and aegirine.


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Classification of EudialytiteHide

Mineralogy of EudialytiteHide

Essential minerals - these are minerals that are required within the classification of this rock:
EudialyteNa15Ca6(Fe2+,Mn2+)3Zr3[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2
Non-essential minerals - these minerals are common, sometimes major components, but are not always present:
Amphibole > Arfvedsonite[Na][Na2][Fe2+4Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
Feldspar > Alkali Feldspar > MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Pyroxene > Clinopyroxene > AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6

References for EudialytiteHide

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

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