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Tephritic rocks, with felsics comprising 10-60% foids and alkali feldspar/total feldspar <0.1, >10% olivine

A black flinty jasper or chert once used for estimating the purity of gold alloys.
Not to be confused with bassanite, the mineral, or basanite, the basaltic rock.

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Classification of BasaniteHide

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

Sub-divisions of BasaniteHide

Mineralogy of BasaniteHide

Essential minerals - these are minerals that are required within the classification of this rock:
FeldsparA petrological term for Feldspar Group.
FeldspathoidA family of rock-forming minerals consisting of aluminosilicates of sodium, potassium, or calcium and having too ...
OlivineEquivalent to Fayalite-Forsterite Series; usually a more or less Fe-bearing forsterite.

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References for BasaniteHide

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Dana's System of Mineralogy 4th edition, 1854

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Localities for BasaniteHide

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

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- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
  • New South Wales
    • Sandon Co.
      • Tilbuster
Gilligan, L.B., Brownlow, J.W., Cameron, R.G., Henley, H.F. (1992) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Dorrigo-Coffs Harbour 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map SH/56-10, SH/56-11. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 509 pages.
  • Tasmania
    • Kingborough municipality
      • Kingston
R Bottrill unpublished MRT report 2018
  • Santa Catarina
Comin-Chiaramonti, P., de Barros Gomes, C., Castorina, F., di Censi, P., Antonini, P., Furtado, S., ... & Scheibe, L. F. (2008). Geochemistry and geodynamic implications of the Anitápolis and Lages alkaline-carbonatite complexes, Santa Catarina State, Brazil. Brazilian Journal of Geology, 32(1), 43-58.
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
    • Ardèche
      • Privas
        • Freyssenet
Automatically generated from locality name
  • Hesse
    • Waldeck-Frankenberg
      • Korbach
        • Goldhausen
Krul, H. (1969) Geologische zwerftochten. N.V. W.J. Thieme & Cie - Zutphen, Netherlands, 161 pp. (in Dutch).
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
    • Siegerland
      • Neunkirchen
        • Salchendorf
Automatically generated from locality name
  • Markazi
    • Arak County
Ghadimi, F., & Ghomi, M. (2013). Geochemical and sedimentary changes of the Mighan Playa in Arak, Iran. Iran J Earth Sci, 5, 25-32.
  • Vakinankaratra
    • Antsirabe I
Knut Edvard Larsen observation in field 1989
G. S. Chapus (1951): Antsirabe. Passé, présent, avenir. Tananarive. Imprimerie Lutherienne. p. 49-50
New Zealand
  • South Island
    • Southland Region
      • Invercargill City
Mossman, D.J., Coombs, D.S., Kawachi, Y., Reay, A. (2000) High-Mg Arc-Ankaramitic Dikes Greenhills Complex Southland New Zealand, The Canadian Mineralogist, Vol. 38, 191-216.
  • Vestfold
    • Larvik
      • Brunlanes
Dahlgren, S. & Larsen, A.O. (2012): Minerals of the banalsite-stronalsite series in amygdules from the Brunlanes ultramafic series. Norsk Bergverksmuseum Skrifter: 49: 93-100.
  • Lower Silesia
    • Złotoryja
      • Świerzawa commune
Pekin, A.A. [Пекин, А.А.] (2010) Minerals of Moscow [Минералы Москвы]. Rossiiskii Khimicheskii Zhurnal [Российский Химический Журнал], 54, 2, 115-123 (in Russian); Pekin, A.A. (2011) Minerals of Moscow. Russian Journal of General Chemistry, 81, 6, 1381-1391.
  • Andalusia
    • Almería
      • Pulpí
Mendoza, J. L., Navarro, A., & Cuitiño, L. (2006). Nueva interpretación metalogenética del yacimiento de mercurio del Valle del Azogue (Almería), España. In XI Congreso Geológico Chileno, Actas (Vol. 2).
  • Catalonia
    • Barcelona
      • Barcelonès
        • Santa Coloma de Gramenet
Laura Palacios Pérez, Minerals i roques, Pòrtic Natura, 2003
      • Maresme
        • Malgrat de Mar
Joaquim Mollfulleda, Minerales, Omega, 1996
  • Scotland
    • East Lothian
H. Downes et al. Lithos 58 2001 105–124
  • California
    • San Bernardino Co.
      • Trojan
Wilshire, H. G., & Trask, N. J. (1971). Structural and textural relationships of amphibole and phlogopite in peridotite inclusions, Dish-Hill, California. American Mineralogist, 56(1-2), 240.
  • Colorado
    • Grand Co.
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
  • Louisiana
    • Ouachita Parish
Johnson, 1960. Source Book for the Rock & Mineral Collector
  • Massachusetts
    • Essex Co.
Alfred Lane (1890) Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History, Volume 24 pp 91-95
  • Minnesota
    • Cook Co.
Rapp Jr, G. R., & Wallace, D. T. (1979). Educational Series 2. Guide to Mineral Collecting in Minnesota_Revision2.
  • New Jersey
    • Middlesex Co.
The Minerals of New York City & Its Environs, New York Mineralogical Club Bull. Vol. 3, No. 1, Manchester, J.G. (1931): 83.
  • New Mexico
    • Cibola Co.
Rogers, B. W. (1991, August). General geology and development of lava tubes in New Mexico’s El Malpais National Monument. In Proceedings of 6th International Symposium on Vulcanospeleology: Hilo, Hawaii (pp. 58-62).
The Minerals of New York City & Its Environs, New York Mineralogical Club Bull. Vol. 3, No. 1, Manchester, J.G. (1931): 84.
    • Orange Co.
Dake, Fleener & Wilson, 1938. Quartz Family Minerals
  • North Carolina
    • Iredell Co.
Kunz,George Frederick (1907) History Of The Gems Found In North Carolina;NCGS Bulletin No.12
  • Rhode Island
    • Bristol Co.
      • Bristol
Miller, 1972. Minerals of Rhode Island.
    • Newport Co.
Miller, 1971. RI Minerals & Their Locations
    • Providence Co.
      • Cumberland
Miller, 1972. Minerals of Rhode Island.
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