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Mineral Species First Described from Greenland: Special Publication 8

Series: Special Publications of The Canadian Mineralogist Volume: 8

By: OV Peterson

184 pages, 16 Page colour insert

Mineralogical Association of Canada

Paperback | Dec 2005 | #156035 | ISBN: 0921924399
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This is an annotated and illustrated compendium, which focuses on the 76 mineral species first described from Greenland over the interval 1799 (cryolite) to 2005 [qaqarssukite-(Ce)]. The book includes a complete listing of obsolete names and doubtful species in the literature on Greenland occurrences. Included is a gallery of colour photos of 34 photogenic minerals. The authors give a brief historical development of mineralogical investigations in Greenland, with an emphasis on the three intrusive bodies that account for the bulk of the type-locality minerals: the Ilimaussaq alkaline complex (39% of the total), the Ivigtut granite and associated cryolite deposit (22%), and the Narss#rssuk pegmatite (17%). All three are important centers ofGardar anorogenic magmatism, of Mesoproterozoic age. Appendices covering the chronology of mineral discoveries, individual type-localities, chemical classification of the type minerals, and author index, and general references complete the book.

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