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Volume 234, Issue 6


The crystal structure of hibbingite, orthorhombic Fe2Cl(OH)3

Natalia V. Zubkova / Igor V. Pekov / Evgeny V. Sereda / Vasiliy O. Yapaskurt / Dmitry Yu. Pushcharovsky
Published Online: 2019-02-23 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/zkri-2018-2124


The crystal structure of hibbingite, natural γ-Fe2+2Cl(OH)3, a mineral of the atacamite group, was studied on a sample from the Oktyabr’sky mine, Norilsk district, Siberia, Russia. The structure was solved by direct methods based on single crystal X-ray diffraction data and refined to R=2.07% [520 reflections with I>2σ(I)]. The mineral is isostructural with atacamite and is orthorhombic, Pnma, a=6.3373(2), b=6.9892(2), c=9.3457(3) Å, V=413.95(3) Å3, Z=4. The structure contains Fe(1)(OH)4Cl2 octahedra which share Cl–O(1) edges to form chains running along the b axis and cross-linked by the chains of Fe(2)(OH)5Cl octahedra sharing O(2)–O(2) edges and running along the a axis.

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Keywords: atacamite group mineral; crystal structure; hibbingite; iron hydroxychloride; Norilsk; single-crystal X-ray diffraction data


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About the article

Corresponding author: Dr. Natalia V. Zubkova, Faculty of Geology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Vorobievy Gory, 119991 Moscow, Russia, Fax: 007-495-9328889

Received: 2018-08-18

Accepted: 2019-02-12

Published Online: 2019-02-23

Published in Print: 2019-05-27

Funding Source: Russian Science Foundation

Award identifier / Grant number: 14-17-00048

We thank Gerald Giester and anonymous referee for valuable comments and Evgeny Antipov for the editorial work. This study was supported by the Russian Science Foundation, grant no. 14-17-00048.

Citation Information: Zeitschrift für Kristallographie - Crystalline Materials, Volume 234, Issue 6, Pages 379–382, ISSN (Online) 2196-7105, ISSN (Print) 2194-4946, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/zkri-2018-2124.

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