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Nález vápenato-alkalických lamprofyrů v asociaci alkalických hornin a karbonatitů Mushugai Khuduk v Mongolsku

Title in English Finding of calc-alkaline lamprophyres in association with alkaline rocks and carbonatites of Mushugai Khuduk (Mongolia)


Year of publication 2010
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Zprávy o geologických výzkumech v roce 2009
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Faculty of Science

Field Geology and mineralogy
Keywords kersantite; minette; nelsonite; alkaline volcano-plutonic complex; Mongolia
Description The Mushugai Khuduk alkaline carbonatitic volcano-plutonic complex in southern Mongolia is crosscut by numerous dykes. In this article, we describe a new findings of intermediate calc-alkaline lamprophyres (SiO2 53 wt. %). Mineralogical composition of the subvolcanic dykes corresponds to augite minettes passing into kersantites which prevail. The lamprophyres contain abundant xenocrysts as well as immiscible leucocratic ocelli. The lamprophyres are spatially associated with apatite-rich dykes (nelsonites) with preserved unique mingling textures between the silicate and carbonatite melt. Occurrence of calc-alkaline lamprophyres in association with nelsonites and carbonatites suggests important interaction between the metasomatised (phlogopite-clinopyroxene-apatite) lithospheric mantle and CO2-rich asthenospheric mantle during the formation of volcano-plutonic association of Mushugai Khuduk.
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