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Schneebergite and nickelschneebergite from Schneeberg, Saxony, Germany; the first Bi-bearing members of the tsumcorite group

Werner Krause, Heinz-Juergen Bernhardt, Herta Effenberger and Thomas Witzke
Schneebergite and nickelschneebergite from Schneeberg, Saxony, Germany; the first Bi-bearing members of the tsumcorite group
European Journal of Mineralogy (February 2002) 14 (1): 115-126

Abstract

The remarkable scientific advances in gemmology bring about a notable development of practical aspects in allied disciplines, especially mineralogy and physical chemistry. The cause of this progress can be mainly ascribed, on one hand, to the development of sophisticated instrumentation even outside the strict field of pure research, and, on the other hand, to the encouragement from distinguished traders in the field, where thorough certification of the nature of the precious stones in valuable pieces of jewellery is nearly always required by the buyer. For this reason, besides improvements in our knowledge of the principles of crystal optics, modern physicalchemical procedures such as Raman and infra-red spectroscopy, microprobe analysis, X-ray diffraction, etc. are becoming routine. Considerable progress in gem synthesis has also been achieved, and advanced theoretical work on various physical properties (e.g. colour) is being undertaken. Whereas the contributions of mineralogy, chemistry, and physics to gemmology are well known, it is surprising to consider that gemmology also may substantially contribute to the development of pure science, and this feedback of information may involve even theoretical aspects.


ISSN: 0935-1221
EISSN: 1617-4011
Serial Title: European Journal of Mineralogy
Serial Volume: 14
Serial Issue: 1
Title: Schneebergite and nickelschneebergite from Schneeberg, Saxony, Germany; the first Bi-bearing members of the tsumcorite group
Affiliation: Henriette-Lott-Weg, Hurth, Federal Republic of Germany
Pages: 115-126
Published: 200202
Text Language: English
Publisher: Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung (Naegele u. Obermiller), Stuttgart, Federal Republic of Germany
References: 31
Accession Number: 2002-024005
Categories: Mineralogy of non-silicates
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 7 tables
N50°34'60" - N50°34'60", E12°37'60" - E12°37'60"
Secondary Affiliation: Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, DEU, Federal Republic of GermanyUniversitaet Wien, AUT, AustriaRWTH Aachen, DEU, Federal Republic of Germany
Country of Publication: Germany
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2018, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 200209
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