The Feldspars of the Rosses Granite Complex, Donegal, Ireland

A. Hall
Geology Department, King's College, London, W.C. 2

Summary: An examination has been made of the composition and structural state of the feldspars in each of the units of the Rosses granite complex. The compositions of the plagioclases are systematically related to the compositions of the rocks, but the alkali feldspars are much more uniform as a result of postmagmatic recrystallization. In the granites both alkali feldspar and plagioclase are in low-temperature structural states, but alkali feldspar phenocrysts from one of the porphyry dykes associated with the complex show a higher-temperature state.

Mineralogical Magazine; September 1966 v. 35; no. 275; p. 975-982; DOI: 10.1180/minmag.1966.035.275.10
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