Alkaline Rocks and Carbonatites of the World

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Batpak

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Occurrence number: 
084-00-046
Country: 
Kazakhstan
Location: 
Longitude: 79.77, Latitude: 48.12

The 30 km2 Batpak intrusion is situated in the Chingis-Tarbagatai region and is composed of peralkaline quartz syenites. These consist of microcline perthite, albite-oligoclase, quartz, riebeckite, aegirine and biotite with an abundance of accessory minerals including magnetite, ilmenite, titanite, zirkelite, orthite, apatite, zircon, rutile, monazite, thorite and fluorite. Dykes are of aplite and granite porphyry.

References: 
PUTALOVA, R.B. 1968. Accessory minerals of alkaline rocks of the Prechingiz area. In J.E. Smorchkov (ed) Accessory minerals of the eruptive rocks. 218-23. Nauka, Moscow.
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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith