Adinole was collected from the farm Murrelfontein and occurs above a conspicuous dolerite pegmatite. Adinole is a dense rock of mostly quartz and albite formed as the alteration product of contact metamorphism. It is potassium-rich and has hercynite, a mineral that can occur in high-grade metamorphosed iron rich argillaceous sediments. This adinole is a medium grained, holocrystalline, hypidiomorphic-granular texture.There are gray crystals ranging from < 1 mm- 3 mm. It has a dusty red and yellow weathered surface. It has a vein of a very dark aphanitic material.There is a radiating structure present in thin section.
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Western Minerals, Inc.
Is Part Of
Karoo- Birds River, Eastern Cape, South Africa
183-179 Ma (Jurassic)
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