Adinole

Title

Adinole

Identifier

KBR-16

Description

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.

Date

No date given.

Contributor

Western Minerals, Inc.

Is Part Of

http://www.geosciencecollections.milne-library.org/collections/show/17

Spatial Coverage

Karoo- Birds River, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Temporal Coverage

183-179 Ma (Jurassic)

Accrual Method

Purchased from Western Minerals, Inc.

Unit

Lesotho Formation

Number of Thin Sections

1

Geolocation