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Cabytauite

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A mnenonic name from CAlcite, BYtownite and AUgite, given to an altered dolerite composed mainly of highly calcic plagioclase, minor augite, calcite and biotite with secondary iron oxides.


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Classification of CabytauiteHide

Mineralogy of CabytauiteHide

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.
CalciteCaCO3
Mica > BiotiteA series or subgroup of the Mica Group.
Pyroxene > Clinopyroxene > Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6

References for CabytauiteHide

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

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