Sadanagaite and Subsilicic Ferroan Pargasite from Thermally Metamorphosed Rocks in the Nōgō-Hakusan Area, Central Japan

Takayuki Sawaki
Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science, Nagoya University, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-01, Japan

Abstract: High-alumina subsilicic calcic amphiboles, including sadanagaite and subsilicic ferroan pargasite, are found in rock samples from the contact aureole in the Nōgō-Hakusan area, central Japan. They occur in the reaction zones between dark fragments and the surrounding crystalline limestone of the pyroxene hornfels facies zone. The dark fragments which underwent K-metasomatism are originally basaltic rocks. The sadanagaite and subsilicic ferroan pargasite have high Al2O3 (16–19 wt. %) and K2O (3.6–4.3 wt. %) contents. The Si value ranges from 5.38 to 5.64 and the total Al ranges from 3.10 to 3.43 when cation ratios are calculated on the basis of O = 23. The calculated unit cell parameters of sadanagaite are a 10.00 (1), b 18.06 (2), c 5.355 (4) Å, β 105.52(7)°, V 932(1) Å3. The A-sites of the amphiboles is occupied almost entirely by K and Na; the amphiboles are saturated with the edenite component. The amphiboles show a larger extent of tschermakite-type substitution [(Mg,Fe)Si⇌AlAl] than does ordinary pargasite. Sadanagaite is probably stable at the temperature above the upper amphibolite facies.

Keywords: sadanagaite • reaction zonc • pyroxene hornfels facies • Nōgō-Hakusan area • Japan

Mineralogical Magazine; March 1989 v. 53; no. 369; p. 99-106; DOI: 10.1180/minmag.1989.053.369.11
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