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Pantellerite

Pantellerite is a peralkaline rhyolite. It has a higher iron and lower aluminium composition than comendite.[1] It is named after Pantelleria, a volcanic island in the Strait of Sicily and the type location for this rock. On Pantelleria the rock is usually found as a vitrophyre containing phenocrysts of anorthoclase or sanidine. Quartz is found only in the most strongly peralkaline rocks. Mafic minerals may include aegirine, fayalite, aenigmatite, ilmenite, and sodic amphibole (often arfvedsonite or ferrorichterite).[2]

References

  1. ^ Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms: Pantellerite
  2. ^ White, J.C., Ren, M., and Parker, D.F., 2005, "Variation in mineralogy, temperature, and oxygen fugacity in a suite of strongly peralkaline lavas and tuffs, Pantelleria, Italy." The Canadian Mineralogist, vol. 43, 1331-1347.


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