melilitite

melilitite

[mə′lil·ə‚tīt]
(petrology)
An extrusive rock that is generally olivine-free and composed of more than 90% mafic mineral such as melilite and augite, with minor amounts of feldspathoids and sometimes plagioclase.
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This figure indicates that the major precipitated phase is melilitite. In addition, spinel, perovskite, and olivine are observed.
The crystallization temperatures of melilitite, perovskite, and olivine exhibit a rising trend, particularly that of perovskite.
According to the thermodynamic calculation, it can be found that the major precipitated phase is melilitite during the cooling crystallization process of the CaO-Si[O.sub.2]-[Al.sub.2][O.sub.3]-MgO-Ti[O.sub.2] slag system.
The major phase precipitated during the slag cooling process is melilitite. Spinel, perovskite, and olivine are also observed.