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Diasporite

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A metabauxite originated from karst bauxite associated with limestone that has been altered to marble. Further metamorphism can drive off water to form corundite.


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Classification of DiasporiteHide

Mineralogy of DiasporiteHide

Essential minerals - these are minerals that are required within the classification of this rock:
DiasporeAlO(OH)
Non-essential minerals - these minerals are common, sometimes major components, but are not always present:
Chloritoid(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
HematiteFe2O3

References for DiasporiteHide

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Urai & Feenstra (2001) - Weakening associated with the diaspore-corundum dehydration reaction in metabauxites: an example from Naxos (Greece). Journal of Structural Geology 23: 941-95

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