Original paper

Strontiopiemontite, a new member of the epidote group, from Val Graveglia, Liguria, Italy

Bonazzi, Paola; Menchetti, Silvio; Palenzona, Andrea

European Journal of Mineralogy Volume 2 Number 4 (1990), p. 519 - 524

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published: Aug 31, 1990
manuscript accepted: Mar 20, 1990
manuscript received: Nov 29, 1989

DOI: 10.1127/ejm/2/4/0519

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Abstract Strontiopiemontite, a new member of the epidote group with simplified formula CaSr(Al, Mn, Fe)3- Si3O11O(OH), occurs as small deep red prismatic crystals in the manganese ore deposit of Val Graveglia, Liguria, Italy. Physical properties, including the powder pattern, are similar to those of piemontite. Crystals are often twinned {100}. Crystal structure refinements performed on two separate crystals clearly show that the entry of Sr into the structure mainly occurs on the A(2) site (max. 70%) and leads to a significant increase of the A(2) polyhedron volume as well as the c • sinβ value.


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