Charnockite

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Identifier

AD-2

Description

This charnockite is similiar to most of the Adirondack charnockites that occur interlayered with other metastratified units. Like its analogues, the Canada Lake charnockite shows conformable realationships with enveloping units. Mineralogically, these charnockites consist of 50-60% gray-green mesoperthite, 20-30% quartz, 5-10% sodic plagioclase, and minor amounts of biotite, hornblende and orthopyroxene. The latter mineral is only sporadically in any outcrop. It is not known whether these rocks represent metasediments, metaplutonics, or metavolcanics. The latter possibility is favored by field relationships and homogeneity.
Thin section shows K-feldspar, quartz and plagioclase.

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Accrual Method

Purchased from Western Minerals Inc.

Number of Thin Sections

1

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