The calciferous and alkali amphiboles

R. Phillips, W. Layton
1964 Mineralogical Magazine and Journal of the Mineralogical Society  
An attempt is made to systematize the nomenclature of the calciferous and alkali amphiboles. The compositions of end-members can be plotted on a simple diagram, which can also be used to display the affinities of the naturally occurring minerals after deriving a basic atomic formula according to the rules given. The composition of an amphibole can in some cases be expressed quantitatively in terms of solid solution of two or three pure end-members.
doi:10.1180/minmag.1964.033.267.05 fatcat:lhbpqeb3bvayfjtneslvwstsdi