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Cuselite

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A local name for an altered lamprophyric rock containing phenocrysts of plagioclase and uralitized diopside in a granular groundmass of plagioclase, orthoclase, chloritized biotite, hornblende, diopside and interstitial quartz.


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Classification of CuseliteHide

Mineralogy of CuseliteHide

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 ...
ChloriteA name commonly used for undifferentiated members of the chlorite group.
Feldspar > Alkali Feldspar > OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Feldspar > PlagioclaseA petrological term for Albite-Anorthite Series.
Mica > BiotiteA series or subgroup of the Mica Group.
Silica > QuartzSiO2
UraliteAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2

Synonyms of CuseliteHide

References for CuseliteHide

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

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