Lamprophyres pp 103-112 | Cite as

Inclusion Suites — Macrocrysts, Xenocrysts, Xenoliths, etc.

  • N. M. S. Rock


The spectrum between truly cognate and wholly foreign inclusions was explained in the introduction to Chapter 4. Here we deal with inclusions which are largely foreign (Types B-F). Table 6.1 explains the fairly standard nomenclature used. Inclusions characteristically constitute tens of percent of the volume of individual lamprophyre dykes, and locally reach 70–80% (e.g. Reynolds 1936; Ayres & Higgins 1939; Elders 1957). They can be concentrated in the central portions of dykes and sills via flow differentiation (Section 3.1).


Alkali Basalt Nepheline Syenite Discrete Nodule Lamprophyre Dyke Inclusion Locality 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. M. S. Rock
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  1. 1.Key Centre for Strategic Mineral Deposits, Department of GeologyUniversity of Western AustraliaAustralia

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