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Gramaccioliite-(Y), a new mineral of the crichtonite group from Stura Valley, Piedmont, Italy

Paolo Orlandi, Marco Pasero, Nicola Rotiroti, Filippo Olmi, Francesco Demartin and Yves Moelo
Gramaccioliite-(Y), a new mineral of the crichtonite group from Stura Valley, Piedmont, Italy
European Journal of Mineralogy (February 2004) 16 (1): 171-175

Abstract

Gramaccioliite-(Y) is a new mineral within the crichtonite group. It was found in the gneiss of the Hercynian Massif of Argentera, at Sambuco (Stura Valley, Piedmont, Italy). It occurs as black lamellar mm-sized crystals. Associated minerals are quartz, albite, muscovite, anatase, brookite, rutile, fluorapatite, xenotime, pyrite, a mineral of the synchysite series, dessauite-(Y) and senaite. Optically, gramaccioliite-(Y) is opaque and shows very weak anisotropy and low bireflectance; pleochroism is not observed. Chemical analysis carried out by means of EPM led to the following simplified formula: (Pb,Sr)(Y,Mn)(Ti,Fe) (sub 18) Fe (sub 2) O (sub 38) . Gramaccioliite is trigonal, space group R3, a = 9.186(4) Aa, alpha = 68.82(4) degrees . The strongest five reflections in the X-ray powder diffraction pattern [d in Aa (I) (hkl)] are: (3.002) (100) (300), (1.606) (95) (1.3.10), (2.892) (70) (116), (2.258) (70) (134), (1.809) (60) (318) (indices are referred to the hexagonal setting). The crystal structure of gramaccioliite-(Y) has been refined (R = 0.086) from single crystal X-ray diffraction data. The structure corresponds to that of the other members of the crichtonite group. During the study of gramaccioliite-(Y), a mineral described in literature as a Re-rich member of the crichtonite group from an unknown locality has been re-examined. New EPM data indicated the complete lack of rhenium in this mineral and allowed to correctly identify it as a second finding of gramaccioliite-(Y).


ISSN: 0935-1221
EISSN: 1617-4011
Serial Title: European Journal of Mineralogy
Serial Volume: 16
Serial Issue: 1
Title: Gramaccioliite-(Y), a new mineral of the crichtonite group from Stura Valley, Piedmont, Italy
Affiliation: Universita di Pisa, Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Pisa, Italy
Pages: 171-175
Published: 200402
Text Language: English
Publisher: Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung (Naegele u. Obermiller), Stuttgart, Federal Republic of Germany
References: 18
Accession Number: 2004-039000
Categories: Mineralogy of non-silicates
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 8 tables
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Secondary Affiliation: CNR, ITA, ItalyUniversita di Milano, ITA, ItalyCNRS, FRA, France
Country of Publication: Germany
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 200411
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