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American Mineralogist

Journal of Earth and Planetary Materials

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Volume 88, Issue 7


The crystal chemistry of julgoldite-Fe3+ from Bombay, India, studied using synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction and 57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy

G. Artioli / C.A. Geiger / M. Dapiaggi
Published Online: 2015-03-31 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2138/am-2003-0717


The crystal structure of julgoldite-Fe3+ from Bombay, India, was investigated by 57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy and synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction. Only ferric iron was detected in the Mössbauer measurements and it occurs at two different octahedral sites in the atomic ratio 20:80. Based on Rietveld refinements, the Fe3+ cations are located at the X- and Y-octahedral sites with atomic percentages of about 25% and 75%, respectively. The resulting chemical formula of the Bombay julgoldite sample is Ca8(Fe3+2.7Al1.1Mg0.2)(Fe3+8.0)Si12O42(OH)14. The oxidation state of Fe is not the same as that arrived at through simple crystal-chemical considerations. Such analysis cannot give quantitative results for the valence state of mixed-valence cations in pumpellyite-type minerals and their intracrystalline partitioning behavior. Assignments of the Mössbauer absorption doublets and an analysis of Fe-intracrystalline partitioning behavior are discussed with reference to previous works on different pumpellyite-type minerals.

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Received: 2002-09-17

Accepted: 2003-02-03

Published Online: 2015-03-31

Published in Print: 2003-07-01

Citation Information: American Mineralogist, Volume 88, Issue 7, Pages 1084–1090, ISSN (Online) 1945-3027, ISSN (Print) 0003-004X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2138/am-2003-0717.

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