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The crystal structure of hoegbomite-8H

Bryan M. Gatehouse and Ian E. Grey
The crystal structure of hoegbomite-8H
American Mineralogist (April 1982) 67 (3-4): 373-380


Hogbomite from central Australia is hexagonal P6 (sub 3) mc, with a 5.734, c 18.389 A. Structural and microprobe analyses indicate the formula 356Al (sub 14.61) Fe (super 2+) (sub 2.84) Fe (super 3+) (sub 1.44) Mg (sub 1.40) TiZn (sub 0.6) (Ga,Mn,Na) (sub 0.11) O (sub 30) (OH) (sub 2) . The 8-layer sequence (ABCABACB) has the cations ordered into 6 tetrahedral and 16 octahedral sites per unit cell. The structure is essentially a 1:1 intergrowth of spinel-like structure and nolanite-like structure.

ISSN: 0003-004X
EISSN: 1945-3027
Serial Title: American Mineralogist
Serial Volume: 67
Serial Issue: 3-4
Title: The crystal structure of hoegbomite-8H
Affiliation: Monash Univ., Chem. Dep., Clayton, Vic., Australia
Pages: 373-380
Published: 198204
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America, Washington, DC, United States
References: 18
Accession Number: 1982-058427
Categories: Mineralogy of non-silicates
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Annotation: Unit-cell composition is Al (sub 14.61) Fe (super 2+) (sub 2.84) Fe (super 3+) (super 1.44) Mg (sub 1.40) Ti (sub 1.00) Zn (sub 0.60) (Ga,Mn,Na ) (sub 0.11) O (sub 30) (OH) (sub 2) ; 1:1 intergrowth of a spinel-like structure with composition 2(Fe,Zn,Mg)[4] (sub 2) Al (super [6]) (sub 4) O (sub 8) and a nolanite-like structure with composition 2(Mg,Al,Fe) (super [4]) (Al,Fe,Ti) (super [6]) (sub 4) O (sub 7) (OH)
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 1 anal., 6 tables
S44°00'00" - S10°00'00", E113°00'00" - E154°00'00"
Secondary Affiliation: CSIRO Div. Miner. Chem., AUS, Australia
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
Update Code: 1982
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