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n.1.(Min.) A variety of apatite from Wheal Franco in Devonshire.
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The phosphorites are of pelletal type and commonly contain cellophane, dahlite, francolite, glaucophane, dolomite, iron oxide and pyrite in various proportions.
Body macrofossils are generally fragmentary, with evidence of dissolution and replacement by calcite and celestite in sponges, dissolution and aragonite-calcite neomorfism processes in corals and molluscs, and replacement by well crystallized francolite (carbonate-fluorapatite) in fossil vertebrates (Astibia et al.
The ores of Jeroy-Sardarinsky's deposit are characterized with following average mineral composition, %: francolite 56.
Francolite geochemistry--compositional controls during formation, diagenesis, metamorphism and weathering.
The book discusses the geological structure and its component rocks and then describes the different deposits of baddeleyite, apatite, magnetite, vermiculite, francolite, apatite-carbonate ores and carbonatites, summarizing their nature, extent and mining.
Petrologically, the vertebrate fossil remains from Lano are composed of well-crystallized francolite (carbonate fluorapatite).