Alkaline Rocks and Carbonatites of the World

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Kanono

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Occurrence number: 
103-00-023
Country: 
Malawi
Region: 
Chilwa Province
Location: 
Longitude: 34.95, Latitude: -15.32

A thin radioactive dyke of carbonatite agglomerate occurs 6 km east-southeast of Kapiri Hill (No. 103-00-022), southeast of the village of Kanono (Garson, 1965b, Map 1). The rock contains numerous small fragments of fenite and crystals of turbid feldspar in a matrix of dark brown pseudomorphs, after an iron-bearing carbonate, fringed by clear carbonate and plentiful apatite. Apatite is also abundant in late pools of quartz.

References: 
GARSON, M.S. 1965d. The geology of the area west of Lake Malombe, Fort Johnston District. Records, Geological Survey of Malawi, 3: 35-48.
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