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Leucite-tephrite

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A leucite-rich tephrite comprising mostly leucite, clinopyroxene and plagioclase


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Classification of Leucite-tephriteHide

Leucite tephrite appears in field 14 in the QAPF diagram.^TAS

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Mineralogy of Leucite-tephriteHide

Essential minerals - these are minerals that are required within the classification of this rock:
Non-essential minerals - these minerals are common, sometimes major components, but are not always present:
Feldspathoid > NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
OlivineEquivalent to Fayalite-Forsterite Series; usually a more or less Fe-bearing forsterite.

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

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