Cognate Mineralogy

  • N. M. S. Rock


Mineral chemistry may provide the most effective way of distinguishing lamprophyres from each other and from common igneous rocks. The aim of this chapter is therefore to identify both unusual mineral species and compositional fields of common minerals which are characteristic either of lamprophyres collectively, or of particular branches. Only a broad overview can be attempted in the available space; those interested in fine mineralogical detail can refer to specific reviews such as Bergman (1987), and R.H.Mitchell (1985,1986).


Igneous Rock Compositional Field Calcic Amphibole Alkaline Lamprophyre Alkali Amphibole 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. M. S. Rock
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  1. 1.Key Centre for Strategic Mineral Deposits, Department of GeologyUniversity of Western AustraliaAustralia

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