Alkaline Rocks and Carbonatites of the World

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Mbapit

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Occurrence number: 
029-00-024
Country: 
Cameroon
Location: 
Longitude: 10.72, Latitude: 5.53

This 8 km diameter volcano is part of the Bambouto (No. 23) volcanic field, lying on the eastern side, and comprises about 35% basalt and the rest rhyolite. The rhyolite contains abundant quartz and perthitic alkali feldspar phenocrysts with rather fewer of sodic amphibole and an opaque phase.

References: 
TCHOUA, F. 1972b. Le massif volcanique de Mbapit (Pays Bamoun). Annales de la Faculté des Sciences, Université Fédérale du Cameroun. Yaoundé, 9: 45-71.
Location: 
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