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Arapahite

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A local name for a variety of basalt containing over 50% magnetite.


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Classification of ArapahiteHide

Basalt is found in field B in the TAS diagram [glossary item missing].

Mineralogy of ArapahiteHide

Essential minerals - these are minerals that are required within the classification of this rock:
Calcic plagioclaseA petrological term for plagioclase series feldspars dominant in calcium.
MagnetiteFe2+Fe3+2O4
PyroxeneA petrological term for Pyroxene Group.

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

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