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Ernstburkeite, Mg(CH (sub 3) SO (sub 3) ) (sub 2) .12H (sub 2) O, a new mineral from Antarctica

Fatma Elif Genceli Guner, Toshimitsu Sakurai and Takeo Hondoh
Ernstburkeite, Mg(CH (sub 3) SO (sub 3) ) (sub 2) .12H (sub 2) O, a new mineral from Antarctica
European Journal of Mineralogy (January 2013) 25 (1): 79-84


The new mineral (IMA 2010-059) ernstburkeite, Mg(CH (sub 3) SO (sub 3) ) (sub 2) . 12H (sub 2) O, occurs as solid inclusions, typically with a grain size up to 5 mu m, in an ice core from the Dome Fuji station, East Antarctica. Due to the small crystal size most physical and optical properties cannot be established on natural material. Optically, the mineral is uniaxial (+), omega 1.402(1), epsilon 1.408(1) (589 nm), and nonpleochroic. Ernstburkeite is trigonal, space group R-3 (no. 148), a = 9.27150(8) Aa, c = 21.1298(4) Aa, V = 1572.99(4) Aa (super 3) , Z= 3. Strongest X-ray powder-diffraction lines (relative intensities in parentheses) are: 7.04(42), 6.39(39), 4.64(100), 4.41(44), 3.87(89), 3.75(31), 3.74(35). The chemistry of the mineral in the ice core was confirmed by Raman microspectroscopy. The name is for Ernst A J. Burke, Belgian-born mineralogist at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands (1966-2005), chairman of the IMA Working Group on Inclusions in Minerals (1994-1998) and chairman of the IMA Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (2003-2008).

ISSN: 0935-1221
EISSN: 1617-4011
Serial Title: European Journal of Mineralogy
Serial Volume: 25
Serial Issue: 1
Title: Ernstburkeite, Mg(CH (sub 3) SO (sub 3) ) (sub 2) .12H (sub 2) O, a new mineral from Antarctica
Affiliation: Delft University of Technology, Process and Energy Department, Delft, Netherlands
Pages: 79-84
Published: 201301
Text Language: English
Publisher: Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung (Naegele u. Obermiller), Stuttgart, Germany
References: 28
Accession Number: 2013-034985
Categories: Mineralogy of non-silicates
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 3 tables
S77°19'01" - S77°19'01", E39°42'12" - E39°42'12"
Secondary Affiliation: Institute for Laser Technology, JPN, JapanHokkaido University, JPN, Japan
Country of Publication: Germany
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, copyright, Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 201322
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