Alkaline Rocks and Carbonatites of the World

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Bangala

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Occurrence number: 
103-00-034
Country: 
Malawi
Region: 
Chilwa Province
Location: 
Longitude: 35.67, Latitude: -15.67

On the northeast slopes of Bangala Hill occurs a thin dyke of sovite about 6 m long and up to 60 cm thick. It consists of calcite, barite and orthoclase. Small plugs of phonolite and dykes of phonolite and solvsbergite occur.

References: 
GARSON, M.S. and WALSHAW, R.D. 1969. The geology of the Mlanje area. Bulletin, Geological Survey of Malawi, 21: 1-157.
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