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Basanitic-nephelinite

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Nephelinitic rock with foids (mostly nepheline) constituing 60 to 90% of light-coloured constituents and plagioclase > alkali feldspar.


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Classification of Basanitic-nepheliniteHide

Basanitic-nephelinite appears in field 15b in the QAPF diagram.

Mineralogy of Basanitic-nepheliniteHide

Essential minerals - these are minerals that are required within the classification of this rock:
Feldspar > PlagioclaseA petrological term for Albite-Anorthite Series.
Feldspathoid > NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)

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

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