Alkaline Rocks and Carbonatites of the World

Setup during HiTech AlkCarb: an online database of alkaline rock and carbonatite occurrences

Carpacayma

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Occurrence number: 
022-00-004
Country: 
Bolivia
Region: 
Cochabamba
Location: 
Longitude: -66, Latitude: -17.83
Carbonatite: 
No

A phonolite flow occurring north-northeast of San Pedro is intercalated in Carboniferous calcareous sediments. The rock comprises phenocrysts of sanidine, nepheline and a few of aegirine-augite and amphibole in a groundmass of feldspar and nepheline, partly replaced by an isotropic mineral (?sodalite).

References: 
SMULIKOWSKI, K and KOZLOWSKI, R. 1934. Les roches eruptives des Andes de Bolivie (etude micrographique). Archiwum Mineralogiczne Towarzystwa Naukowego Warszawskiego, 10, 122-234
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