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Petrographic evidence for primary hagendorfite in an unusual assemblage of phosphate minerals, Kibingo granitic pegmatite, Rwanda
English
Fransolet, André-Mathieu mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de géologie > Minéralogie et cristallochimie >]
Hatert, Frédéric mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de géologie > Minéralogie et cristallochimie >]
Fontan, François [> > > >]
Jun-2004
Canadian Mineralogist
Mineralogical Assoc Canada
42
Part 3
697-704
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0008-4476
Ottawa
Canada
[en] hagendorfite ; alluaudite ; heterosite ; phosphate mineral assemblage ; Kibingo granitic pegmatite ; Rwanda
[en] A sample from the Kibingo granitic pegmatite, Rwanda, shows a striking assemblage of an alluaudite-group mineral with heterosite. The core of alluaudite s.l. is strongly pleochroic in blue green to pinkish grey hues, and is rimmed by an irregular border, weakly pleochroic in yellow brown to greenish yellow tints. The pleochroic core is very rich in Na (up to 9.35% Na2O), whereas the yellowish green border is depleted in Na (3.75% Na2O) and more oxidized. The decrease of the Na contents is not accompanied by significant variations of the ratio Fe-tot/(Fe-tot + Mn). This mechanism represents the progressive transition of hagendorfite to alluaudite sensu stricto, and results from an oxidation, Na+ + Fe2+ --> rectangle + Fe3+. Heterosite exhibits cracks that are parallel to one of the cleavage directions, and that are favorable to the development of a product of alteration, identified as cyrilovite. Heterosite shows a chemical composition close to the idealized formula (Fe0.853+Mn0.153+)PO4, with a Mg content constant and quite low, i.e., 0.023 Mg apfu. The Kibingo heterosite seems to be the Fe-richest member known so far. The heterosite corresponds to an oxidized Fe-rich member of the triphylite - lithiophilite series, a member that was initially in equilibrium with the primary hagendorfite. The ratio Fe-tot/(Fe-tot + Mn) of the two minerals of this assemblage is different: the value is about 0.70 ire hagendorfite, and 0.85 in the former triphylite. The temperature of formation of hagendorfite is estimated at about 600degreesC. Contrary to the information in the literature, the Kibingo pegmatitic body differs from the amblygonite pegmatite of Mwaka and could be a poorly evolved neighboring pegmatitic lens.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/7837

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