The Occurrence of HÖgbomite and Taaffeite in a Spinel-Phlogopite Schist from the Mount Painter Province of South Australia

Graham S. Teale
Department of Geology and Mineralogy, University of Adelaide, Adelaide 5000, South Australia

Summary: A spinel-phlogopite schist from the Mount Painter Province of South Australia forms part of a highly magnesium- and aluminium-rich unit and contains the minerals högbomite and taaffeite. Taaffeite nucleated in spinel during upper amphibolite facies metamorphism. During a subsequent upper amphibolite facies metamorphic event both spinel and taaffeite were partially replaced by högbomite. Chemical analyses of högbomite, taaffeite, and spinel are presented.

Mineralogical Magazine; March 1980 v. 43; no. 329; p. 575-577; DOI: 10.1180/minmag.1980.043.329.02
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