Residual glasses from some alkali basaltic lavas from New South Wales

J. F. G. Wilkinson
1966 Mineralogical Magazine and Journal of the Mineralogical Society  
The glassy residua from an alkali olivine-basalt and a nephelinebasanite are respectively alkali trachytic and phonolitic in composition and contrast strongly with the compositions of the host rocks. The analysis of the glass from the alkali olivine-basalt reveals appreciable normative corundum, which is considered a consequence of the crystallization of excessive diopsidic clinopyroxene. This results in a deficiency in lime relative to alumina during the crystallization of much of the
more » ... uch of the plagioclase. A consideration of the compositions of the glasses and the salic differentiates from alkaline basic intrusions indicates that the development of either trachyte or phonolite depends on differing degrees of undersaturation of the parental basic magmas.
doi:10.1180/minmag.1966.035.274.06 fatcat:nbwpmm7b25gbzltj2eapzt5cpa