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American Mineralogist

Journal of Earth and Planetary Materials

Ed. by Baker, Don / Xu, Hongwu / Swainson, Ian

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Volume 86, Issue 10


Ferroanthophyllite in Rockport grunerite: A transmission electron microscopy study

Krassimir N. Bozhilov
  • Central Facility for Advanced Microscopy and Microanalysis, University of California, Riverside, California 92521, U.S.A.
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Published Online: 2015-03-26 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2138/am-2001-1012


A transmission electron microscopy study reveals the microstructure of polysynthetically twinned, near end-member grunerite from Rockport, Massachusetts. A small percentage of Pnma ferroanthophyllite of similar composition is present as thin slabs intergrown parallel to (100) of grunerite and as individual µ-size crystals. HRTEM imaging shows that grunerite is free of chainmultiplicity faults. The observed microstructures are interpreted as a result of partial transformation of ferroanthophyllite to grunerite, a mechanism that is also supported by microstructures observed in the Pnmn protoferroanthophyllite from Cheyenne, Colorado, with similar composition. This study supports the possibility that grunerite, ferroanthophyllite, and protoferroanthophyllite may all possess true stability fields.

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Received: 2000-07-13

Accepted: 2001-06-18

Published Online: 2015-03-26

Published in Print: 2001-10-01

Citation Information: American Mineralogist, Volume 86, Issue 10, Pages 1252–1260, ISSN (Online) 1945-3027, ISSN (Print) 0003-004X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2138/am-2001-1012.

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