Alkaline Rocks and Carbonatites of the World

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Konso

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Occurrence number: 
054-00-060
Country: 
Ethiopia
Location: 
Longitude: 37.47, Latitude: 5.28

The Konso cluster of small intrusions consists of peralkaline quartz trachytes, a photomicrograph of a sample of which (Davidson, 1983, Fig. 69) shows sanidine laths enclosed poikilitically in aegirine.

References: 
DAVIDSON, A. 1983. The Omo River project. Reconnaissance geology and geochemistry of parts of Ilubabor, Kefa, Gemu Gofa and Sidamo, Ethiopia. Bulletin, Ethiopian Institute of Geological Surveys, 2: 1-89.
Location: 
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