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  • 1.
    Bergström, Jan
    et al.
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Paleobiology.
    Hou, Xian-Guang
    Yunnan University, Kunming.
    Hålenius, Ulf
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Gut contents and feeding in the Cambrian arthropod Naraoia2007In: GFF, ISSN 1103-5897, E-ISSN 2000-0863, Vol. 129, p. 71-76Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 2.
    Biagion, Cristian
    et al.
    Università di Pisa, Italy.
    Bosi, Ferdinando
    Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy.
    Hålenius, Ulf
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Pasero, Marco
    Università di Pisa, Italy.
    The crystal structure of turneaureite, Ca5(AsO4)3Cl, the arsenate analog of chlorapatite and its relationships with the arsenate apatites johnbaumite and svabite2017In: American Mineralogist, ISSN 0003-004X, E-ISSN 1945-3027, Vol. 102, p. 1981-1986Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The crystal structure of turneaureite, ideally Ca5(AsO4)3Cl, was studied using a specimen from the Brattfors mine, Nordmark, Värmland, Sweden, by means of single-crystal X-ray diffraction data. The structure was refinedto R1 = 0.017 on the basis of 716 unique reflectios with Fo > 4σ(Fo) in the P63/m space group, with unit-cell parameters a = 9.9218(3), c = 6.8638(2) Å, V = 585.16(4) Å3. The chemical composition of the sample, determined by electron-microprobe analysis, is (in wt%; average of 10 spot analyses): SO3 0.22, P2O5 0.20, V2O5 0.01, As2O5 51.76, SiO2 0.06, CaO 41.39, MnO 1.89, SrO 0.12, BaO 0.52, PbO 0.10, Na2O 0.02, F 0.32, Cl 2.56, H2Ocalc 0.58, O(≡F+Cl) –0.71, total 99.04. On the basis of 13 anions per formula unit, the empirical formula corresponds to (Ca4.82Mn0.17Ba0.02Sr0.01)∑5.02 (As2.94P0.02S0.02Si0.01)∑2.99O12[Cl0.47(OH)0.42F0.11]∑1.00.Turneaureite is topologically similar to the other members of the apatite supergroup: columns of face-sharing M1 polyhedra running along c are connected through TO4 tetrahedra with channels hosting M2 cations and X anions. Owing to its particular chemical composition, the studied turneaureite can be considered as a ternary calcium arsenate apatite; consequently it has several partially filledanion sites within the anion columns. Polarized single-crystal FTIR spectra of the studied sample indicate stronger hydrogen bonding and less diverse short-range atom arrangements around (OH) groups in turneaureite as compared to the related minerals johnbaumite and svabite. An accurate knowledge of the atomic arrangement of this apatite-remediation mineral represents an improvement in our understanding of minerals able to sequester and stabilize heavy metals such as arsenic in polluted areas.

  • 3.
    Biagioni, Cristian
    et al.
    Università di Pisa, Italy.
    Bosi, Ferdinando
    Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy.
    Hålenius, Ulf
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Pasero, Marco
    Università di Pisa, Italy.
    The crystal structure of svabite, Ca5(AsO4)3F, an arsenate member of the apatite supergroup2016In: American Mineralogist, ISSN 0003-004X, E-ISSN 1945-3027, Vol. 101, p. 1750-1755Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The crystal structure of svabite, ideally Ca5(AsO4)3F, was studied using a specimen from the Jakobsberg mine, Värmland, Sweden, by means of single-crystal X‑ray diffraction data. The structure was refined to R1 = 0.032 on the basis of 928 unique reflections with Fo > 4s(Fo) in the P63/m space group, with unit-cell parameters a = 9.7268(5), c = 6.9820(4) Å, V = 572.07(5) Å3. The chemical composition of the sample, determined by electron-microprobe analysis, is (in wt%, average of 10 spot analyses): SO3 0.49, P2O5 0.21, V2O5 0.04, As2O5 51.21, SiO2 0.19, CaO 39.31, MnO 0.48, SrO 0.03, PbO 5.19, Na2O 0.13, F 2.12, Cl 0.08, H2Ocalc 0.33, O (≡ F+Cl) –0.91, total 98.90. On the basis of 13 anions per formula unit, the empirical formula corresponds to (Ca4.66Pb0.16Mn0.04Na0.03)Σ4.89(As2.96S0.04Si0.02P0.02)Σ3.04O12[F0.74(OH)0.24Cl0.01]. Svabite is topologically similar to the other members of the apatite supergroup: columns of face-sharing M1 polyhedra running along c are connected through TO4 tetrahedra with channels hosting M2 cations and X anions. The crystal structure of synthetic Ca5(AsO4)3F was previously reported as triclinic. On the contrary, the present refinement of the crystal structure of svabite shows no deviations from the hexagonal symmetry. An accurate knowledge of the atomic arrangement of this apatite-remediation mineral represents an improvement in our understanding of minerals able to sequester and stabilize heavy metals such as arsenic in polluted areas.

  • 4.
    Biagioni, Cristian
    et al.
    Università di Pisa, Italy..
    Hålenius, Ulf
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Pasero, Marco
    Università di Pisa, Italy..
    Nuovi minerali Italiana - La approvazioni 20172018In: Revista Mineralogica Italiana, ISSN 0391-9641, Vol. 42, no 3, p. 190-197Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 5.
    Björling, Thomas
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet.
    Noréus, Dag
    Stockholms universitet.
    Jansson, Kjell
    Stockholms universitet.
    Andersson, Magnus
    Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan.
    Leonova, Ekaterina
    Stockholms universitet.
    Edén, Mattias
    Stockholms universitet.
    Hålenius, Ulf
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Häussermann, Ulrich
    Stockholms universitet.
    SrAlSiH: A polyanionic semiconductor hydride2005In: Angewandte Chemie International Edition, ISSN 1433-7851, E-ISSN 1521-3773, Vol. 44, p. 7269-7273Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 6.
    Bosi, Ferdinando
    et al.
    Sapienza Università di Roma.
    Andreozzi, Giovanni B.
    Sapienza Università di Roma.
    Hålenius, Ulf
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Zn-O tetrahedral bond length variations in normal spinel oxides2011In: American Mineralogist, ISSN 0003-004X, E-ISSN 1945-3027, Vol. 96, p. 594-598Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 7.
    Bosi, Ferdinando
    et al.
    Università di Roma, Italien.
    Andreozzi, Giovanni
    Università di Roma, Italien.
    Hålenius, Ulf
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Skogby, Henrik
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Experimental evidence for partial Fe2+ disorder at the Y and Z sites of tourmaline: a combined EMP, SREF, MS, IR and OAS study of schorl2015In: Mineralogical magazine, ISSN 0026-461X, E-ISSN 1471-8022, Vol. 79, no 3, p. 515-528Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 8.
    Bosi, Ferdinando
    et al.
    Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy.
    Christy, Andrew
    Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.
    Hålenius, Ulf
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Crystal-chemical aspects of the roméite group, A2Sb2O6Y, of the pyrochlore supergroup2017In: Mineralogical magazine, ISSN 0026-461X, E-ISSN 1471-8022, Vol. 81, no 6, p. 1287-1302Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Four specimens of the roméite-group minerals oxyplumboroméite and fluorcalcioroméite from the Långban Mn-Fe deposit in Central Sweden were structurally and chemically characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, electron microprobe analysis and infrared spectroscopy. The data obtained and those on additional roméite samples from literature show that the main structural variations within the roméite group are related to variations in the content of Pb2+, which is incorporated into the roméite structure via the substitution Pb2+ → A2+ where A2+ = Ca, Mn and Sr. Additionally, the cation occupancy at the six-fold coordinated B site, which is associated with the heterovalent substitution BFe3+ + Y□ → BSb5+ + YO2–, can strongly affect structural parameters.

    Chemical formulae of the roméite minerals group are discussed. According to crystal-chemical information, the species associated with the name ‘kenoplumboroméite’, hydroxycalcioroméite and fluorcalcioroméite most closely approximate end-member compositions Pb2(SbFe3+)O6□, Ca2(Sb5+Ti)O6(OH) and (CaNa)Sb2O6F, respectively. However, in accord with pyrochlore nomenclature rules, their names correspond to multiple end-members and are best described by the general formulae: (Pb,#)2(Sb,#)2O6□, (Ca,#)2(Sb,#)2O6(OH) and (Ca,#)Sb2(O,#)6F, where ‘#’ indicates an unspecified charge-balancing chemical substituent, including vacancies.

  • 9.
    Bosi, Ferdinando
    et al.
    Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy.
    Cámara, Fernando
    Università di Torino, Italy.
    Ciriotti, Marco
    Associazione Micromineralogica Italiana, Torino, Italy.
    Hålenius, Ulf
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Reznitskii, Leonid
    Russian Academy of Science, Irkutsk, Russia.
    Stagno, Vincenzo
    Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy.
    Crystal-chemical relations and classification problems in tourmalines belonging to the oxy-schorl—oxy-dravite—bosiite—povondraite series2017In: European journal of mineralogy, ISSN 0935-1221, E-ISSN 1617-4011, Vol. 29, no 3, p. 445-455Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 10.
    Bosi, Ferdinando
    et al.
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Hålenius, Ulf
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Andreozzi, Giovanni B.
    Sapienza Università di Roma.
    Skogby, Henrik
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Lucchesi, Sergio
    Sapienza Università di Roma.
    Structural refinement of Mn-doped spinel: a case for tetrahedrally coordinated Mn3+ in an oxygen-based structure2007In: American Mineralogist, ISSN 0003-004X, E-ISSN 1945-3027, Vol. 92, p. 27-33Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 11.
    Bosi, Ferdinando
    et al.
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Hålenius, Ulf
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    D'Ippolito, Veronica
    Sapienza Università di Roma.
    Andreozzi, Giovanni B.
    Sapienza Università di Roma.
    Blue spinel crystals in the MgAl2O4-CoAl2O4 series: II. Cation ordering over short range and long range scales2012In: American Mineralogist, ISSN 0003-004X, E-ISSN 1945-3027, Vol. 97, p. 1834-1840Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 12.
    Bosi, Ferdinando
    et al.
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Hålenius, Ulf
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Skogby, Henrik
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Crystal chemistry of the magnetite-ulvöspinel series2009In: American Mineralogist, ISSN 0003-004X, E-ISSN 1945-3027, Vol. 94, p. 181-189Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 13.
    Bosi, Ferdinando
    et al.
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Hålenius, Ulf
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Skogby, Henrik
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Crystal chemistry of the MgAl2O4-MgMn2O4-MnMn2O4 system: Analysis of structural distortion in spinel and hausmannite-type structures2010In: American Mineralogist, ISSN 0003-004X, E-ISSN 1945-3027, Vol. 95, p. 602-607Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 14.
    Bosi, Ferdinando
    et al.
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Hålenius, Ulf
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Skogby, Henrik
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Crystal chemistry of the ulvöspinel-qandilite series2014In: American Mineralogist, ISSN 0003-004X, E-ISSN 1945-3027, Vol. 99, p. 847-851Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 15.
    Bosi, Ferdinando
    et al.
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Hålenius, Ulf
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Skogby, Henrik
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Stoichiometry of synthetic ulvöspinel single crystals2008In: American Mineralogist, ISSN 0003-004X, E-ISSN 1945-3027, Vol. 93, p. 1312-1316Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 16.
    Bosi, Ferdinando
    et al.
    Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy.
    Naitza, Stefano
    Università degli Studi di Cagliari, Italy.
    Skogby, Henrik
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Secchi, Francesco
    Università degli Studi di Sassari, Italy.
    Conte, Aida M.
    CNR-Istituto di Georiscienze e Georisose, Rome, Italy.
    Cuccuru, Stafano
    Università degli Studi di Sassari.
    Hålenius, Ulf
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    De La Rosa, Nathaly
    Division of Nuclear Physics, Lund University.
    Kristiansson, Per
    Division of Nuclear Physics, Lund University.
    Nilsson, E.J. Charlotta
    Division of Nuclear Physics, Lund University.
    Ros, Linus
    Division of Nuclear Physics, Lund University.
    Andreozzi, Giovanni B.
    Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy.
    Late magmatic controls on the origin of schorlitic and foititic tourmalines from late-Variscan peraluminous granites of the Arbus pluton (SW Sardinia, Italy): Crystal-chemical study and petrological constraints2018In: Lithos, ISSN 0024-4937, E-ISSN 1872-6143, Vol. 308-309, p. 395-411Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Tourmalines from the late-Variscan Arbus pluton (SWSardinia) and its metamorphic aureole were structurally and chemically characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, electron and nuclear microprobe analysis, Mössbauer, infrared and optical absorption spectroscopy, to elucidate their origin and relationships with the magmatic evolution during the pluton cooling stages. The Arbus pluton represents a peculiar shallow magmatic system, characterized by sekaninaite (Fe-cordierite)-bearing peraluminous granitoids, linked via AFC processes to gabbroic mantle-derived magmas. The Fe2+-Al-dominant tourmalines occur in: a) pegmatitic layers and pods, as prismatic crystals; b) greisenized rocks and spotted granophyric dikes, as clots or nests of fine-grained crystals in small miaroles locally forming orbicules; c) pegmatitic veins and pods close to the contacts within the metamorphic aureole. Structural formulae indicate that tourmaline in pegmatitic layers is schorl, whereas in greisenized rocks it ranges fromschorl to fluor-schorl. Tourmalines in thermometamorphosed contact aureole are schorl, foitite and Mg-rich oxy-schorl. The main substitution is Na+Fe2+↔▢+Al, which relates schorl to foitite. The homovalent substitution (OH)F at the O1 crystallographic site relates schorl to fluor-schorl, while the heterovalent substitution Fe2++(OH, F)Al+O relates schorl/fluor-schorl to oxy-schorl. Tourmaline crystallization in the Arbus pluton was promoted by volatile (B, F and H2O) enrichment, low oxygen fugacity and Fe2+ activity. The mineralogical evolutive trend is driven by decreasing temperature, as follows: sekaninaite+quartz →schorl+quartz→fluor-schorl+quartz → foitite+quartz. The schorl→foitite evolution represents a distinct trend towards (Al+!) increase and unit-cell volumedecrease. These trends are typical of granitic magmas and consistent with Li-poor granitic melts, as supported by the absence of elbaite and other Li-minerals in the Arbus pluton. Tourmaline-bearing rocks reflect the petrogenetic signi!cance of contribution from a metapelitic crustal component during the evolution of magmas in the middle-upper crust.

  • 17.
    Bosi, Ferdinando
    et al.
    Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy.
    Reznitskii, Leonid
    Russian Academy of Science, Irkutsk, Russia.
    Hålenius, Ulf
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Skogby, Henrik
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Crystal chemistry of Al-V-Cr oxy-tourmalines from Sludyanka complex, Lake Baikal, Russia2017In: European journal of mineralogy, ISSN 0935-1221, E-ISSN 1617-4011, Vol. 29, no 3, p. 457-472Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 18.
    Bosi, Ferdinando
    et al.
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Reznitskii, Leonid
    Russian Academy of Science.
    Skogby, Henrik
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Hålenius, Ulf
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Vanadio-oxy-chromium-dravite, NaV3(Cr4Mg2)(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3O, a new mineral species of the tourmaline supergroup 2014In: American Mineralogist, ISSN 0003-004X, E-ISSN 1945-3027, Vol. 99, p. 1155-1162Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 19.
    Bosi, Ferdinando
    et al.
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Reznitskii, Leonid
    Russian Academy of Science, Irkutsk.
    Skogby, Henrik
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Hålenius, Ulf
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Vanadio-oxy-dravite, NaV3(Al4Mg2)(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3O, a new mineral species of the tourmaline supergroup2014In: American Mineralogist, ISSN 0003-004X, E-ISSN 1945-3027, Vol. 99, p. 218-224Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 20.
    Bosi, Ferdinando
    et al.
    Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy.
    Skogby, Henrik
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Fregola, Rosa Anna
    Università di Bari Aldo Moro, Italy.
    Hålenius, Ulf
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Crystal chemistry of spinels in the system MgAl2O4-MgV2O4-Mg2VO42016In: American Mineralogist, ISSN 0003-004X, E-ISSN 1945-3027, Vol. 101, p. 580-586Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Eight spinel single-crystal samples belonging to the spinel sensu stricto-magnesiocoulsonite series (MgAl2O4-MgV2O4) were synthesized and crystal-chemically characterized by X‑ray diffraction, electron microprobe and optical absorption spectroscopy. Site populations show that the tetrahedrally coordinated site (T) is populated by Mg and minor Al for the spinel sensu stricto compositions, and only by Mg for the magnesiocoulsonite compositions, while the octahedrally coordinated site (M) is populated by Al, V3+, minor Mg, and very minor amounts of V4+. The latter occurs in appreciable amounts in the Al-free magnesium vanadate spinel, T(Mg)M(Mg0.26V3+1.48V4+0.26)O4, showing the presence of the inverse spinel VMg2O4. The studied samples are characterized by substitution of Al3+ for V3+ and (Mg2++V4+) for 2V3+ described in the system MgAl2O4-MgV2O4-VMg2O4.

    The present data in conjunction with data from the literature provide a basis for quantitative analyses of two solid-solution series MgAl2O4-MgV23+O4 and MgV23+O4-V4+Mg2O4. Unit-cell parameter increases with increasing V3+ along the series MgAl2O4-MgV2O4 (8.085–8.432 Å), but only slightly increases with increasing V3+ along the series VMg2O4-MgV2O4 (8.386–8.432 Å). Although a solid solution could be expected between the MgAl2O4 and VMg2O4 end-members, no evidence was found. Amounts of V4+ are nearly insignificant in all synthetic Al-bearing vanadate spinels, but are appreciable in Al-free vanadate spinel.

    An interesting observation of the present study is that despite the observed complete solid-solution along the MgAl2O4-MgV2O4 and MgV2O4-VMg2O4 series, the spinel structure seems to be unable to stabilize V4+ in any intermediate members on the MgAl2O4-Mg2VO4 join even at high oxygen fugacities. This behavior indicates that the accommodation of specific V-valences can be strongly influenced by crystal-structural constraints, and any evaluation of oxygen fugacities during mineral formation based exclusively on V cation valence distributions in spinel should be treated with caution. The present study underlines that the V valency distribution in spinels is not exclusively reflecting oxygen fugacities, but also depends on activities and solubilities of all chemical components in the crystallization environment.

  • 21.
    Bosi, Ferdinando
    et al.
    Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy.
    Skogby, Henrik
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Hålenius, Ulf
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Oxy-foitite, □(Fe2+Al2)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3O, a new mineral species of the tourmaline supergroup2017In: European journal of mineralogy, ISSN 0935-1221, E-ISSN 1617-4011, Vol. 29, no 5, p. 889-896Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Oxy-foitite, □(Fe2+Al2)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3O, is a new mineral of the tourmaline supergroup. It occurs in high-grade migmatitic gneisses of pelitic composition at the Cooma metamorphic Complex (New South Wales, Australia), in association with muscovite, K-feldspar and quartz. Crystals are black with a vitreous luster, sub-conchoidal fracture and gray streak. Oxy-foitite has a Mohs hardness of ∼7, and has a calculated density of 3.143 g/cm3. In plane-polarized light, oxy-foitite is pleochroic (O= dark brown and E = pale brown), uniaxial negative. Oxy-foitite belongs to the trigonal crystal system, space group R3ma = 15.9387(3) Å, c = 7.1507(1)Å and V = 1573.20(6)Å3,Z = 3. The crystal structure of oxy-foitite was refined to R1 = 1.48% using 3247 unique reflections from single-crystal X-ray diffraction using MoKα radiation. Crystal-chemical analysis resulted in the empirical structural formula: X(□0.53Na0.45Ca0.01K0.01)Σ1.00Y(Al1.53Fe2+1.16Mg0.22Mn2+0.05Zn0.01Ti4+0.03)Σ3.00Z(Al5.47Fe3+0.14Mg0.39)Σ6.00[(Si5.89Al0.11)Σ6.00O18](BO3)3V(OH)3W[O0.57F0.04(OH)0.39]Σ1.00. Oxy-foitite belongs to the X-site vacant group of the tourmaline-supergroup minerals, and shows chemical relationships with foitite through the substitution YAl3++WO2-YFe2++W(OH)1–.

  • 22.
    Bosi, Ferdinando
    et al.
    Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome, Italy.
    Skogby, Henrik
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Hålenius, Ulf
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Thermally induced cation redistribution in Fe‑bearing oxy‑dravite and potential geothermometric implications2016In: Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, ISSN 0010-7999, E-ISSN 1432-0967, Vol. 171, no 5, p. 1-14, article id 47Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Iron-bearing oxy-dravite was thermally treated in air and hydrogen atmosphere at 800 °C to study potential changes in Fe, Mg and Al ordering over the octahedrally coordinated Y and Z sites and to explore possible applications to intersite geothermometry based on tourmaline. Overall, the experimental data (structural refinement, Mössbauer, infrared and optical absorption spectroscopy) show that heating Fe-bearing tourmalines results in disordering of Fe over Y and Z balanced by ordering of Mg at Y, whereas Al does not change appreciably. The Fe disorder depends on temperature, but less on redox conditions. The degree of Fe3+–Fe2+ reduction is limited despite strongly reducing conditions, indicating that the fO2 conditions do not exclusively control the Fe oxidation state at the present experimental conditions. Untreated and treated samples have similar short- and long-range crystal structures, which are explained by stable Al-extended clusters around the O1 and O3 sites. In contrast to the stable Al clusters that preclude any temperature-dependent Mg–Al order– disorder, there occurs Mg diffusion linked to temperaturedependent exchange with Fe. Ferric iron mainly resides around O2− at O1 rather than (OH), but its intersite disorder induced by thermal treatment indicates that Fe redistribution is the driving force for Mg–Fe exchange and that its diffusion rates are significant at these temperatures. With increasing temperature, Fe progressively disorders over Y and Z, whereas Mg orders at Y according to the order–disorder reaction: YFe + ZMg → ZFe + YMg. The presented findings are important for interpretation of the post-crystallization history of both tourmaline and tourmaline host rocks and imply that successful tourmaline geothermometers may be developed by thermal calibration of the Mg– Fe order–disorder reaction, whereas any thermometers based on Mg–Al disorder will be insensitive and involve large uncertainties.

  • 23.
    Bosi, Ferdinando
    et al.
    Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy.
    Skogby, Henrik
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Hålenius, Ulf
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Ciriotti, Marco
    Associazione Micromineralogica Italiana,Torino, Italy.
    Experimental cation redistribution in the tourmaline lucchesiite, CaFe2+3Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3O2018In: Physics and chemistry of minerals, ISSN 0342-1791, E-ISSN 1432-2021, Vol. 45, no 7, p. 621-632Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Natural Mg-rich lucchesiite was thermally treated in air and hydrogen atmosphere up to 800 °C to study potential changes in Fe-, Mg- and Al ordering over the octahedrally coordinated Y-  and Z -sites, and to explore possible applications to intracrystalline geothermometry based on tourmaline. Overall, the experimental data (structural refinement, Mössbauer, infrared and optical absorption spectroscopy) show that thermal treatment of lucchesiite results in an increase of Fetot contents at Z balanced by an increase of Mg and Al at Y . This process is accompanied by a significant deprotonation of the O3 anion site. The Fe order–disorder reaction depends more on temperature, than on redox conditions. During heat treatment in H2 ,reduction of Fe3+ to Fe2+ was not observed despite strongly reducing conditions, indicating that the fO2  conditions do not exclusively control the Fe oxidation state at the present experimental conditions. On the basis of this and previous studies, the intersite order–disorder process induced by thermal treatment indicates that Fe redistribution is an important factor for Fe–Mg–Al-exchange and is significant at temperatures around 800 °C. As a result, Fe–Mg–Al intersite order–disorder is sensitive to temperature variations, whereas geothermometers based solely on Mg–Al order–disorder appear insensitive and involve large uncertainties. The presented findings are important for interpretation of the post-crystallization history of both tourmaline and tourmaline host rocks, and indicate that successful tourmaline geothermometers may be developed by thermal calibration of the Fe-Mg–Al order–disorder reaction.

  • 24.
    Bosi, Ferdinando
    et al.
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Skogby, Henrik
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Hålenius, Ulf
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Reznitskii, Leonid
    Russian Academy of Science, Irkutsk.
    Crystallographic and spectroscopic characterization of Fe-bearing chromo-alumino-povondraite and its relationships with oxy-chromium-dravite and oxy-dravite2013In: American Mineralogist, ISSN 0003-004X, E-ISSN 1945-3027, Vol. 98, p. 1557-1564Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 25.
    Bruschini, Enrico
    et al.
    Sapienza Università di Roma.
    Speziale, Sergio
    Geoforschungszentrum, Potsdam.
    Andreozzi, Giovanni
    Sapienza Università di Roma.
    Bosi, Ferdinando
    Sapienza Università di Roma.
    Hålenius, Ulf
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    The elasticity of MgAl2O4-MnAl2O4 spinels by Brillouin scattering and an empirical approach for bulk modulus prediction2015In: American Mineralogist, ISSN 0003-004X, E-ISSN 1945-3027, Vol. 100, p. 644-651Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 26.
    Cooper, Mark
    et al.
    University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.
    Hawthorne, Frank
    University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.
    Langhof, Jörgen
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Hålenius, Ulf
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Holtstam, Dan
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Wiklundite, ideally Pb2[4](Mn2+,Zn)3(Fe3+,Mn2+)2(Mn2+,Mg)19(As3+O3)2[(Si,As5+)O4]6 (OH)18Cl6, a new mineral from Långban, Filipstad, Värmland, Sweden: Description and crystal structure2017In: Mineralogical magazine, ISSN 0026-461X, E-ISSN 1471-8022, Vol. 81, no 4, p. 841-855Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 27. Deegan, F.M.
    et al.
    Whitehouse, Martin J.
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Troll, V.R.
    Budd, D.A.
    Harris, C.
    Geiger, H.
    Hålenius, U.
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Pyroxene standards for SIMS oxygen isotope analysis and their application to Merapi volcano, Sunda arc, Indonesia2016In: Chemical Geology, ISSN 0009-2541, E-ISSN 1872-6836, Vol. 447, p. 1-10Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Measurement of oxygen isotope ratios in common silicate minerals such as olivine, pyroxene, feldspar, garnet, and quartz is increasingly performed by Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS). However, certain mineral groups exhibit solid solution series, and the large compositional spectrum of these mineral phases will result in matrix effects during SIMS analysis. These matrix effects must be corrected through repeated analysis of compositionally similar standards to ensure accurate results. In order to widen the current applicability of SIMS to solid solution mineral groups in common igneous rocks, we performed SIMS homogeneity tests on new augite (NRM-AG-1) and enstatite (NRM-EN-2) reference materials sourced from Stromboli, Italy and Webster, North Carolina, respectively. Aliquots of the standard minerals were analysed by laser fluorination (LF) to establish their δ18O values. Repeated SIMS measurements were then performed on randomly oriented fragments of the same pyroxene crystals, which yielded a range in δ18O less than ± 0.42 and ± 0.58‰ (2σ) for NRM-AG-1 and NRM-EN-2, respectively. Homogeneity tests verified that NRM-AG-1 and NRM-EN-2 do not show any crystallographic orientation bias and that they are sufficiently homogeneous on the 20 μm scale to be used as routine mineral standards for SIMS δ18O analysis. We subsequently tested our new standard materials on recently erupted pyroxene crystals from Merapi volcano, Indonesia. The δ18O values for Merapi pyroxene obtained by SIMS (n = 204) agree within error with the LF-derived δ18O values for Merapi pyroxene but differ from bulk mineral and whole-rock data obtained by conventional fluorination. The bulk samples are offset to higher δ18O values as a result of incorporation of mineral and glass inclusions that in part reflects crustal contamination processes. The Merapi pyroxene SIMS data, in turn, display a frequency peak at 5.8‰, which allows us to estimate the δ18O value of the primary mafic magma at Merapi to ~ 6.1‰ when assuming closed system differentiation.

  • 28.
    Dekov, Vesselin
    et al.
    University of Sofia.
    Boycheva, Tanya
    University of Sofia.
    Hålenius, Ulf
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Billström, Kjell
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Kamenov, George D.
    University of Florida.
    Shanks, Wayne C.
    U.S. Geological Survey, Denver.
    Stummeyer, Jens
    Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften, Hannover.
    Mineralogical and geochemical evidence for recent hydrothermal activity at the west wall of 12°50´N core complex (Mid-Atlantic Ridge): a new ultramafic-hosted seafloor hydrothermal deposit?2011In: Marine Geology, ISSN 0025-3227, E-ISSN 1872-6151, Vol. 288, p. 90-102Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 29.
    Dekov, Vesselin
    et al.
    University of Sofia.
    Boycheva, Tanya
    University of Sofia.
    Hålenius, Ulf
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Petersen, Sven
    Leibiz-Institut für Meeresforschung, IFM-GEOMAR.
    Billström, Kjell
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Stummeyer, Jens
    Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe, Hannover.
    Kamenov, George
    University of Florida.
    Shanks, Wayne
    U.S. Geological Survey, Denver.
    Atacamite and paratacamite from the ultramafic-hosted Logatchev seafloor vent field (14°45´ N, Mid-Atlantic Ridge)2011In: Chemical Geology, ISSN 0009-2541, E-ISSN 1872-6836, Vol. 286, p. 169-184Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 30.
    Dekov, Vesselin M.
    et al.
    University of Sofia.
    Hålenius, Ulf
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Billström, Kjell
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Kamenov, George D.
    University of Florida.
    Munnik, Frans
    Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf.
    Eriksson, Lars
    Stockholms universitet.
    Dyer, Alan
    University of Salford.
    Schmidt, Mark
    Leibniz-Institut für Meeresforschung, IFM-GEOMAR.
    Botz, Reiner
    Universität Kiel.
    Native Sn-Pb droplets in a zeolitic amygdale (Isle of Mull, Inner Hebrides)2009In: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, ISSN 0016-7037, E-ISSN 1872-9533, Vol. 73, p. 2907-2919Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 31.
    Dekov, Vesselin M.
    et al.
    IFREMER.
    Rouxel, Olivier
    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
    Asael, Dan
    IFREMER.
    Hålenius, Ulf
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Munnik, Frans
    Helmoholz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf.
    Native Cu from the oceanic crust: Isotopic insights into native metal origin2013In: Chemical Geology, ISSN 0009-2541, E-ISSN 1872-6836, Vol. 359, p. 136-149Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 32.
    D'Ippolito, Veronica
    et al.
    Sapienza Università di Roma.
    Andreozzi, Giovanni B.
    Sapienza Università di Roma.
    Bosi, Ferdinando
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Hålenius, Ulf
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Blue spinel crystals in the MgAl2O4-CoAl2O4 series: I. Flux growth and chemical characterisation2012In: American Mineralogist, ISSN 0003-004X, E-ISSN 1945-3027, Vol. 97, p. 1828-1833Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 33.
    D'Ippolito, Veronica
    et al.
    Sapienza Università di Roma.
    Andreozzi, Giovanni B.
    Sapienza Università di Roma.
    Bosi, Ferdinando
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Hålenius, Ulf
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Mantovani, L.
    Università di Parma.
    Bersani, D.
    Università di Parma.
    Fregola, Rosa Anna
    Università di Bari.
    Crystallographic and spectroscopic characterisation of a natural Zn-rich spinel approaching the endmember gahnite (ZnAl2O4) composition2013In: Mineralogical magazine, ISSN 0026-461X, E-ISSN 1471-8022, Vol. 77, p. 2941-2953Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 34.
    D'Ippolito, Veronica
    et al.
    Sapienza University, Rome, Italy.
    Andreozzi, Giovanni
    Sapienza University, Rome, Italy.
    Hålenius, Ulf
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Skogby, Henrik
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Hametner, Kathrin
    ETH, Zürich, Switzerland.
    Günther, Detlef
    ETH, Zürich, Swizerland.
    Color mechanisms in spinel: cobalt and iron interplay for the blue color2015In: Physics and chemistry of minerals, ISSN 0342-1791, E-ISSN 1432-2021, Vol. 42, no 6, p. 431-439Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Six natural, blue colored spinel crystals were studied chemically by electron microprobe and laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LAICP-MS) techniques and optically by UV–VIS–NIR–MIR spectroscopy in the range 30,000–2,000 cm1  to investigate the causes of their blue color hues. The positions of the absorption bands vary only marginally with the principal composition of the samples (gahnite vs. spinel s.s .). Although blue colors in spinels are frequently the result of various electronic processes in Fe cations, we demonstrate by comparison with synthetic Co-bearing samplesthat Co acts as an important chromophore also in natural spinels. Already at concentration levels of a few ppm (e.g.,>10 ppm), cobalt gives rise to absorption bands at ~18,000, 17,000 and 16,000 cm1  that result in distinct blue coloration. In spinels with insignificant Co contents, different shades of paler blue (from purplish to greenish blue) colors are caused by electronic transitions in TFe2+, MFe2+, MFe3and Fe2+–Fe3 cation pairs.

  • 35.
    Donadini, Fabio
    et al.
    ETH Zürich.
    Elming, Sten-Åke
    Luleå Tekniska Universitet.
    Tauxe, Lisa
    University of California, La Jolla.
    Hålenius, Ulf
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Paleointensity determination on a 1.786 Ga old gabbro from Hoting, Central Sweden2011In: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, ISSN 0012-821X, E-ISSN 1385-013X, Vol. 309, p. 234-248Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 36.
    Esmaeilzadeh, Saeid
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet.
    Hålenius, Ulf
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Valldor, Martin
    Technische Universität Braunschweig.
    Crystal growth, magnetic and optical properties of the ternary nitride MnSiN22006In: Chemistry of Materials, ISSN 0897-4756, E-ISSN 1520-5002, Vol. 18, p. 2713-2718Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 37.
    Fehr, Manuela A.
    et al.
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Andersson, Per S.
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Hålenius, Ulf
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Gustafsson, Örjan
    Stockholms universitet.
    Mörth, Carl-Magnus
    Stockholms universitet.
    Iron enrichments and Fe isotopic compositions of surface sediments from the Gotland Deep, Baltic Sea2010In: Chemical Geology, ISSN 0009-2541, E-ISSN 1872-6836, Vol. 277, p. 310-322Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 38.
    Fehr, Manuela
    et al.
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Andersson, Per S.
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Hålenius, Ulf
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Mörth, Carl-Magnus
    Stockholms universitet.
    Iron isotope variations in Holocene sediments of the Gotland deep, Baltic Sea2008In: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, ISSN 0016-7037, E-ISSN 1872-9533, Vol. 72, p. 807-826Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 39.
    Fregola, Rosa Anna
    et al.
    Università di Bari.
    Bosi, Ferdinando
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Skogby, Henrik
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Hålenius, Ulf
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Cation ordering over short range and long range scales in the MgAl2O4-CuAl2O4 series2012In: American Mineralogist, ISSN 0003-004X, E-ISSN 1945-3027, Vol. 97, p. 1821-1827Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 40.
    Fregola, Rosa Anna
    et al.
    University of Bari.
    Skogby, Henrik
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Bosi, Ferdinando
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    D'Ippolito, Veronica
    Sapienza University of Rome.
    Andreozzi, Giovanni
    Sapienza University of Rome.
    Hålenius, Ulf
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Optical absorption spectroscopy study of the causes for color variations in natural Fe-bearing gahnite: insights from iron valency and site distribution data.2014In: American Mineralogist, ISSN 0003-004X, E-ISSN 1945-3027, Vol. 99, p. 2187-2195Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 41.
    Gatta, Diego
    et al.
    University of Milan, Italy.
    Bosi, Ferdinando
    Sapienza Università, Rome, Italy.
    Fernandez Diaz, Maria Teresa
    Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble, France.
    Hålenius, Ulf
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    H-bonding scheme in allactite: a combined single-crystal X-ray and neutron diffraction, optical absorption spectroscopy, FTIR and EPMA-WDS study2016In: Mineralogical magazine, ISSN 0026-461X, E-ISSN 1471-8022, Vol. 80, no 5, p. 719-732Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The crystal chemistry of allactite from Långban, Värmland (Sweden) was investigated by single-crystal X-ray and neutron diffraction, optical absorption spectroscopy, Fourier-transform infra-red spectroscopy (FTIR) and electron microprobe analysis by wavelength-dispersive spectroscopy (EPMA-WDS). The optical spectra indicate the presence of Mn in valence state 2+ only. Assuming 16 O atoms per formula unit, arsenic as As5+ and the (OH) content calculated by charge balance, the resulting formula based on the EPMA-WDS data is (Mn6.732+Ca0.13Mg0.12Zn0.02)Σ7.00(As5+)2.00O16H8, very close to the ideal composition Mn7(AsO4)2(OH)8. In the unpolarized FTIR spectrum of allactite, fundamental (OH)-stretching bands are observed at 3236, 3288, 3387, 3446, 3484, 3562 and 3570 cm–1, suggesting that a number of OH environments, with different hydrogen bond strengths, occur in the structure. The neutron structure refinement shows that four independent H sites occur in allactite with full site occupancy, all as members of hydroxyl groups. The complex hydrogen-bonding scheme in the allactite structure is now well defined, with at least nine hydrogen bonds energetically favourable with mono-, bi- and trifurcated configurations.

  • 42.
    Gatta, G.Diego
    et al.
    Università degli Studi de Milano.
    Bosi, Ferdinando
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    McIntyre, Garry J.
    Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation.
    Hålenius, Ulf
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Static positional disorder in ulvöspinel: A single-crystal neutron diffraction study2014In: American Mineralogist, ISSN 0003-004X, E-ISSN 1945-3027, Vol. 99, p. 255-260Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 43.
    Gori, Claudia
    et al.
    University of Parma, Italy.
    Tribaudino, Mario
    University of Parma, Italy.
    Mezzadri, Francesco
    University of Parma, Italy.
    Skogby, Henrik
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Hålenius, Ulf
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Co2+-doped diopside: crystal structure and optical properties2018In: Physics and chemistry of minerals, ISSN 0342-1791, E-ISSN 1432-2021, Vol. 45, no 5, p. 443-461Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Synthetic clinopyroxenes along the CaMgSi2O6– CaCoSi2O6 join were investigated by a combined chemical-structuralspectroscopic approach. Single crystals were synthesized by flux growth methods, both from Ca-saturated and Ca-deficient starting compositions. Single crystal structure refinements show that the incorporation of Co2+ at the octahedrally coordinated cation sites of diopside, increases the unit-cell as well as the M1 and the M2 polyhedral volumes. Spectroscopic investigations (UV–VIS–NIR) of the Ca-rich samples reveal three main optical absorption bands, i.e. 4T1g4T2g(F), 4T1g 4A2g(F) and 4T1g4T1g(P) as expected for Co2+ at a six-coordinated site. The bands arising from the 4T1g4T2g(F) and the 4T1g4T1g(P) electronic transitions, are each split into two components, due to the distortions of the M1 polyhedron from ideal Oh- symmetry. In spectra of both types, a band in the NIR range at ca 5000 cm−1 is caused by the 4A2g4T1g(F) electronic transition in Co2+ in a cubic field in the M2 site. Furthermore, an additional component to a band system at 14,000 cm−1, due to electronic transitions in Co2+ at the M2 site, is recorded in absorption spectra of Ca-deficient samples. No variations in Dq and Racah B parameters for Co2+ at the M1 site in response to compositional changes, were demonstrated, suggesting complete relaxation of the M1 polyhedron within the CaMgSi2O6– CaCoSi2O6 solid solution.

  • 44.
    Grew, Edward S.
    et al.
    University of Maine.
    Barbier, Jacques
    McMaster University, Ontario.
    Britten, Jim F.
    McMaster University, Ontario.
    Hålenius, Ulf
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Shearer, Charles K.
    University of New Mexico.
    The crystal chemistry of welshite, a non-centrosymmetric (P1) aenigmatite-sapphirine-surinamite group mineral2007In: American Mineralogist, ISSN 0003-004X, E-ISSN 1945-3027, Vol. 92, p. 80-90Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 45.
    Grew, Edward S.
    et al.
    University of Maine.
    Barbier, Jacques
    McMaster University, Ontario.
    Britten, Jim
    McMaster University, Ontario.
    Yates, Martin G.
    University of Maine.
    Polyakov, Vladislav O.
    Natural Science Museum of the Ilmen State Reserve.
    Shcherbakova, Elena P.
    Natural Science Museum of the Ilmen State Reserve.
    Hålenius, Ulf
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Shearer, Charles K.
    University of New Mexico.
    Makarochkinite, Ca2Fe2+4Fe3+Ti4+Si4BeAlO20, a new beryllosilicate member of the aenigmatite-sapphirine-surinamite group from the Il’men Mountains (southern Urals), Russia2005In: American Mineralogist, ISSN 0003-004X, E-ISSN 1945-3027, Vol. 90, p. 1402-1412Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 46.
    Grew, Edward S.
    et al.
    University of Maine, Orono, USA.
    Bosi, Ferdinando
    Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy.
    Ros, Linus
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Kristiansson, Per
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Gunter, Mickey E.
    University of Idaho, Moscow, USA.
    Hålenius, Ulf
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Trumbull, Robert B.
    GFZ, Potsdam, Germany.
    Yates, Martin G.
    University of Maine, Orono, USA.
    Fluor-elbaite, lepidolite and Ta–Nb oxides from a pegmatite of the 3000Ma Sinceni Pluton, Swaziland: evidence for lithium–cesium–tantalum (LCT) pegmatites in the Mesoarchean2018In: European journal of mineralogy, ISSN 0935-1221, E-ISSN 1617-4011, Vol. 30, no 2, p. 205-218Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Mineral evolution is concerned with the timing of mineral occurrences, such as the earliest reported occurrences in the geologic record. Minerals containing essential Li have not been reported from rocks older than ca. 3000 Ma, thus the lithian tourmaline (fluor-elbaite) and mica (lepidolite) assemblage from a pegmatite near Zishineni associated with the ca. 3000Ma Sinceni Pluton presents unusual interest. Fluor-elbaite (0.750.98 F per formula unit) forms green crystals up to 50mm long. Spindle stage measurements give ω = 1.652(1), ε = 1.627(1) (589.3 nm). Optical absorption spectroscopy shows Fe and Mn are divalent; infra-red spectroscopy demonstrates the presence of Li and indicates the presence of (OH) at both the (OH) sites. Electron microprobe analysis of 330 points on several prisms, the largest of which is zoned in Fe and Ca, gives the following average and standard deviations in wt%: SiO2 37.29 (0.26), TiO2 0.05 (0.05), Al2O3 38.14 (0.35), Cr2O3 0 (0.02), MgO 0.02 (0.01), MnO 3.57 (0.25), FeO 2.48 (0.60), Na2O 2.48 (0.09), K2O 0.03 (0.12), CaO 0.77 (0.21), F 1.80 (0.11), Cl 0 (0.01) wt%. Nuclear reaction analyses gave Li2O 0.91 (0.04) and B2O10.55 (0.45). The empirical formula of fluor-elbaite was determined by integrating crystal-chemical data from electron microprobe analysis, nuclear reaction analysis, crystal structure refinement using X-ray diffraction, infra-red and optical absorption spectroscopy:X(0.09Na0.77K0.01Ca0.13)Σ1.00 Y(0.35Li0.59Mn2+0.49Fe2+0.33Al1.23Ti0.01)Σ3.00Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3O3(OH)3O1[F0.92(OH)0.08]Σ1.00. The crystal structure of fluor-elbaite was refined to statistical indices R1 for 1454 reflections 2% using MoKa X-ray intensity data. Structural data confirm the presence of significant vacancies at the Y site. Micas include lepidolite in flakes several millimeters across that are veined and overgrown by fine-grainedmuscovite. Silica and (FeO+MnO) increase, and Al decreases with F, all giving tight linear fits for both micas taken together, suggesting bothmicas can be regarded as interstratified muscovite and lithium mica consisting of 35.2 wt% masutomilite containing nearly equal amounts of Mn and Fe, 52.8 wt% polylithionite and 11.9 wt% trilithionite. Muscovite and lepidolite contain <0.2 wt% and 0.72.25 wt% Cs2O and 1.01.1 wt% and 1.41.5wt% Rb2O, respectively. Other minerals include spessartine (e.g., Sps93Alm4Grs3) in scattered grains up to 0.5mm across and monazite.Oxides occur sparsely in muscovite, rarely in lepidolite, as grains up to 11 mm long, including fluorcalciomicrolite, columbite-(Mn) withNb>Ta, hübnerite(?) and a possible Pb-bearing microlite (Ta>Nb). The oxides, together with the muscovite, are interpreted to be related to later hydrothermal reworking of the primary lepidolitefluorelbaite assemblage. Given the 2990 ± 43MaRbSr isochron and 3074 ± 4Ma evaporation PbPb ages reported for the Sinceni Pluton and Rb/Sr mineral ages ranging from 2906 ± 31Ma to 3072 ± 33Ma reported for the pegmatites, the fluor-elbaitecesian lepidolitefluorcalciomicrolite-bearing pegmatite is the first reported occurrence of a lithian tourmaline and lepidolite in the geologic record, as well as one of the two earliest known examples of the lithiumcesiumtantalum (LCT) family of pegmatites. The Sinceni magma is most plausibly derived from a metasedimentary source by intrusion of hot mantle melts into the crust from below, thereby indicating that a “mature” continental crust existed in the Kaapvaal craton at ca. 3000 Ma.

  • 47.
    Grew, Edward S.
    et al.
    University of Maine.
    Hålenius, Ulf
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Pasero, Marco
    Università di Pisa.
    The crystal-chemistry of aenigmatite revisited: electron microprobe data, structure refinement, and Mössbauer spectroscopy of aenigmatite from Vesterøya (Norway)2008In: European journal of mineralogy, ISSN 0935-1221, E-ISSN 1617-4011, Vol. 20, p. 983-991Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 48.
    Grew, Edward S.
    et al.
    University of Maine.
    Hålenius, Ulf
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology.
    Pasero, Marco
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