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Miki-Kawesi (Kawezi, Kawisi)

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Occurrence number: 
038-00-019
Country: 
Comoros
Location: 
Longitude: 28.7, Latitude: -3.3

This occurrence is listed, without details, as a carbonatite by Kun (1961), but carbon and oxygen isotope determinations by Pineau and Javoy (1969) and Denaeyer (1970) indicate that this is an occurrence of sedimentary limestones.

References: 
DENAEYER, M.E. 1970. Rapports isotopiques (O et (C et conditions d'affleurement des carbonatites de l'Afrique centrale. Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaire des Séances de l'Académie des Sciences, Paris, 270D: 2155-8.KUN, N. DE 1961. Die Niokarbonatite von Afrika. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte, 124-35.PINEAU, F. and JAVOY, M. 1969. Détermination des rapports isotopiques 18O/16O et 13C/12C dans diverses carbonatites, implications génétiques. Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Séances de l'Académie des Sciences. Paris, 269D: 1930-3.
Location: 
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith