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Borengite

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An aphanitic ultrapotassic dyke-rock with the highest recorded K2O concentrations (more than 14 wt.%) among alkalic rocks.


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Classification of BorengiteHide

Mineralogy of BorengiteHide

Essential minerals - these are minerals that are required within the classification of this rock:
Feldspar > Alkali Feldspar > OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
FluoriteCaF2
SericiteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Accessory minerals - these are minor components, often far less than 1% of the total mineral material:
Apatite"Apatite" is a field term for unidentified calcium phosphate members of the apatite group.
PyriteFeS2

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

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