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Eur. J. Mineral., 32, 325–346, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/ejm-32-325-2020

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Eur. J. Mineral., 32, 325–346, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/ejm-32-325-2020

Research article 08 Jun 2020

Research article | 08 Jun 2020

Rhönite in Cenozoic alkali basalt from Changle, Shandong Province, China, and its significance

Fan-Mei Kong et al.

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Rhönite in the Cenozoic alkali basalts of the Changle area occurs as a reaction product; the host basalts are generated in an extensional setting of intracontinent and are tectonically located above the old subduction zone. Rare-earth-element patterns of rhönite resemble those of kaersutitic amphibole and kaersutite. Compositions of Changle rhönites covering the two types of metasomatic mantle amphiboles further suggest that rhönite could be seen as the role of petrogenetic indicator mineral.