Petrology of Lamproites

Petrology of Lamproites

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The authors provide a comprehensive critical review of the occurrence, mineralogy, geochemistry, and petrogenesis of lamproites, one of the rarest of all rock types. They emphasize current interest on the subject stemming from recent finds in Western Australia of diamond bearing lamproites. For diamTwo major groups of crater facies lithologies form significant exposures at the Crater of Diamonds and associated vents in the Prairie Creek field: lithic tuffs, tuff breccias, and lapilli tuffs; and olivine phlogopite lamproite autolithic breccias ( Scottanbsp;...

Title:Petrology of Lamproites
Author:Roger H. Mitchell, S.C. Bergman
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 1991


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