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Title: New Mineral with Modular Structure Derived from Hatrurite from the Pyrometamorphic Rocks of the Hatrurim Complex: Ariegilatite, BaCa12(SiO4)4(PO4)2F2O, from Negev Desert, Israel
Authors: Galuskin, Evgeny
Krüger, Biljana
Galuskina, Irina
Krüger, Hannes
Vapnik, Yevgeny
Wojdyla, Justyna A.
Murashko, Mikhail
Keywords: ariegilatite; nabimusaite group; new mineral; crystal structure; intercalated hexagonal antiperovskite; CO3-group; Raman; pyrometamorphic rocks; Hatrurim Complex
Issue Date: 2018
Citation: Minerals, Vol. 8, iss. 3 (2018), 14 p.
Abstract: Ariegilatite, BaCa12(SiO4)4(PO4)2F2O (R3m, a = 7.1551(6) Å, c = 41.303(3) Å, V = 1831.2(3) Å3, Z = 3), is a new member of the nabimusaite group exhibiting a modular intercalated antiperovskite structure derived from hatrurite. It was found in a few outcrops of pyrometamorphic rocks of the Hatrurim Complex located in the territories of Israel, Palestine and Jordan. The holotype specimen is an altered spurrite marble from the Negev Desert near Arad city, Israel. Ariegilatite is associated with spurrite, calcite, brownmillerite, shulamitite, CO3-bearing fluorapatite, fluormayenite-fluorkyuygenite and a potentially new mineral, Ba2Ca18(SiO4)6(PO4)3(CO3)F3O. Ariegilatite is overgrown and partially replaced by stracherite, BaCa6(SiO4)2[(PO4)(CO3)]F. The mineral forms flat disc-shaped crystals up to 0.5 mm in size. It is colorless, transparent, with white steaks and vitreous luster. Optically, ariegilatite is uniaxial, negative: ! = 1.650(2), " = 1.647(2) ( = 589 nm). The mean composition of the holotype ariegilatite, (Ba0.98K0.01Na0.01)S1(Ca11.77Na0.08Fe2+ 0.06Mn2+ 0.05Mg0.04)S12(Si3.95Al0.03Ti0.02)S4(P1.70C0.16Si0.10S6+ 0.03 V0.01)S2F2.04O0.96, is close to the end-member formula. The structure of ariegilatite is described as a stacking of the two modules {F2OCa12(SiO4)4}4+ and {Ba(PO4)2}4􀀀 along (001). Ariegilatite, as well as associated stracherite, are high-temperature alteration products of minerals of an early clinker-like association. These alterations took place under the influence of pyrometamorphism by-products, such as gases and fluids generated by closely-spaced combustion foci.
DOI: 10.3390/min8030019.
ISSN: 2075-163X.
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