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Sample info : 54-Sn-284B
Sample ID:54-Sn-284B
Station ID:54-Sn-284B
Date Sampled:1954-01-01
Sample Type 1:Countryrock
Sample Type 2:Plutonic
Field Lithology:Granitic
Text Description:
Granite, the matrix of a "plum pudding" rock, from a beach boulder near the head of the north arm of Skan Bay. The texture is hypidiomorphic-granular; the original rock contains many inclusions but this analysis is of matrix only. Felsic minerals compose 93-97 percent of the rock: 10-20 percent quartz, 50-70 percent alkalic feldspar heavily altered to kaolin (10-20 percent), and 15-25 percent plagioclase partly altered to epidote (0.1-0.5 percent), sericite (0.1-1 percent), and kaolin (lumped with above). The plagioclase composition, by extinction angle, is A18 [mean of 5 crystals, standard deviation is 9 percent An, average amount of zoning per individual plagioclase crystal is 0 Percent An per crystal]. Mafic minerals compose 3-7 percent: 2-3 percent hornblende and 0.1-0.5 percent is biotite both partly altered to epidote (0.1-1 percent) and penninite (0.1-0.3 percent), 1-1.5 percent is magnetite, 0.1-1 percent is sphene slightly altered to lucoxene, 0.1-0.5 percent is rutile occurring as stubby yellow rods in sphene, and 0.1-0.3 percent is penninite (interstitial). Comparison of the mode and norm for this rock indicates that the alkalic feldspar contains large quantities of both orthoclase and albite.

Geology of Unalaska Island and adjacent insular shelf, Aleutian Islands, Alaska

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