Abstract

The prismatic variety of fluoro-edenite, a new amphibole found in lavas from Mt Etna in Biancavilla (Catania Province, Sicily, Italy), has been characterized by μ-Raman and μ-FTIR spectroscopy. The wavenumbers at which the bands are detected in the μ-Raman and μ-FTIR spectra are compared with tremolite, asbestos the chemical and crystallographic characteristics of which are very similar to those of fluoro-edenite.

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