Abstract

"Optical examination of the potash feldspars in the granitic gneisses of the Carn Chuinneag-Inchbae complex suggests that both orthoclase and microcline occur together--not infrequently in the same crystal. Optic axial and extinction angles, intermediate in value between those characteristic of the two polymorphs, have been recorded and plotted graphically. X-ray powder diffraction patterns confirm that both orthoclase and microcline are present together in these rocks. It is believed that most of the microcline developed from orthoclase during the regional metamorphism of the area, which permitted recrystallization at a lower temperature than that at which the orthoclase was formed."

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