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Makarapan

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Occurrence number: 
068-00-002
Country: 
Guyana
Location: 
Longitude: -58.83, Latitude: 4

Makarapan forms a mountain some 8 to 9 km in diameter and rising to 800 m. Two smaller hills, Urume and Wurumu, lie to the east, but all three areas probably belong to the same intrusion of riebeckite granite. The granite comprises microcline perthite, quartz, riebeckite (<5%), which is sometimes intergrown with aegirine, together with accessory biotite, zircon, opaques, sphene, apatite and fluorite. The rocks are strongly foliated and occasionally intensely granulated.

Age: 
2595±125 Ma was obtained on riebeckite by K-Ar (Snelling and McConnell, 1969, Table 3).
References: 
BERRANGE, J.P. 1970. The riebeckite granite of Makarapan Mountain - a reinterpretation. Proceedings of the Eighth Guiana Geological Conference, Georgetown, II: 1-14. SNELLING, N.J. and MCCONNELL, R.B. 1969. The geochronology of Guyana. Records, Geological Survey of Guyana, 6: XI, 1-26
Location: 
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