List of minerals identified in the Ilimaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland

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Authors:Petersen, Ole V.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
University of Copenhagen, Geological Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark
Volume Title:Ilimaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland; status of mineralogical research with new results
Volume Authors:Sorensen, Henning, editor
Source:The Ilimaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland; status of mineralogical research with new results, edited by Henning Sorensen. Geology of Greenland Survey Bulletin, No.190, p.25-33. Publisher: Danmarks og Gronlands Geologiske Undersogelse, Copenhagen, Denmark. ISSN: 1397-1905. ISBN: 87-7871-092-8
Publication Date:2001
Note:In English. 98 refs.Geological Museum of the University of Copenhagen, Contributions to Mineralogy no. 301; illus., incl. 1 table
Summary:About 220 minerals have been described from the Ilimaussaq alkaline complex. A list of all minerals, for which proper documentation exists, is presented with formulae and references to original publications. The Ilimaussaq alkaline complex is the type locality for 27 minerals including important rock-forming minerals such as aenigmatite, arfvedsonite, eudialyte, polylithionite, rinkite and sodalite. Nine minerals, chalcothallite, karupmollerite-Ca, Kvanefjeldite, nabesite, nacareniobsite-(Ce), naujakasite, rohaite, semenovite and sorensenite appear to be unique to the Ilimaussaq complex.
Sections:Topographical mineralogy
Subjects:Agpaite; Bibliography; Formula; Igneous rocks; Mineral composition; Mineral inventory; Minerals; Nepheline syenite; Plutonic rocks; Syenites; Type localities; Arctic region; Greenland; Ilimaussaq; South Greenland
Abstract Numbers:02M/3655
Record ID:2003063822
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute.
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