Where are bytownites mined?

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  • Bytownite is a rock forming mineral occurring in mafic igneous rocks such as gabbros and anorthosites. It also occurs as phenocrysts in mafic volcanic rocks. It is rare in metamorphic rocks. It is typically associated with pyroxenes and olivine. The mineral was first described in 1836 and named for an occurrence at Bytown (now Ottawa), Canada.

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