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Buchonite

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A local name for a variety of melanocratic tephrite containing labradorite, hornblende, titanian augite, biotite, nepheline and minor orthoclase.


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Classification of BuchoniteHide

Tephrite appears in field 14 in the QAPF diagram.^TAS

Mineralogy of BuchoniteHide

Essential minerals - these are minerals that are required within the classification of this rock:
Amphibole > HornblendeAn informal name for dark green to black amphiboles, mostly ferro-hornblende or ...
Feldspar > Plagioclase > Labradorite(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Feldspathoid > NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
Mica > BiotiteA series or subgroup of the Mica Group.
Titanian Augite(Ca,Na)(Mg,Ti, Fe,Al,)(Si,Al)2O6
Non-essential minerals - these minerals are common, sometimes major components, but are not always present:

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