Abstract: Chlorine-rich potassium hastingsite occurs in a calcareous pegmatite, a replacement zone and an amphibolite lens within hornblende gneiss on West Ongul Island, Lützow-Holm Bay, East Antarctica. The amphibolite lens and hornblende gneiss were metamorphosed to the kyanite-sillimanite grade of the granulite facies during Proterozoic metamorphism. Chemical analysis (3.27 wt.% Cl), unit cell parameters and optical properties of the Cl-rich potassium hastingsite are given. Cl-rich (> 3 wt.%) calcic amphiboles reported from various rock types are mostly more than 0.9 in (Na+ K) content, more than 0.4 in K/(Na + K) ratio, more than 0.75 in Fe2+/(Fe2+ + Mg + Mn) ratio and more than 1.9 in AlIV content (total iron as FeO and O = 23). The unit cell volume of Cl-rich hastingsite is distinctly larger than that of Cl-poor hastingsite.