Sodic-calcic amphibole closely associated with aegirine-augite was newly found from a sandy hornfels at Mt. Hiei contact aureole, Kyoto, Japan. The amphibole shows a pleochroism of X=colorless, Y=blue and Z=light blue and is winchite with significant amounts of TiO2 (1.5-2.5 wt.%) and of Mg-Fe-Mn-Li amphibole component at B site (ca. 0.1-0.4 cations for O=23 basis). The chemical composition and the coexisting phases of the winchite in this study are similar to those in the alkaline igneous complex.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|
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