Jahnsite-whiteite solid solutions and associated minerals in the phosphate pegmatite at Hagendorf-Sud, Bavaria, Germany

Ian Grey, W G Mumme, Suzanne Neville, N Wilson, William Birch

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Secondary phosphate assemblages from the Hagendorf Sud granitic pegmatite, containing the new Mn-Al phosphate mineral, nordgauite, have been characterized using scanning electron microscopy and electron microprobe analysis. Nordgauite nodules enclose crystals of the jahnsite-whiteite group of minerals, showing pronounced compositional zoning, spanning the full range of Fe/Al ratios between jahnsite and whiteite. The whiteite-rich members are F-bearing, whereas the jahnsite-rich members contain no F. Associated minerals include sphalerite, apatite, parascholzite, zwieselite-triplite solid solutions and a kingsmountite-related mineral. The average compositions of whiteite and jahnsite from different zoned regions correspond to jahnsite-(CaMnMn), whiteite-(CaMnMn) and the previously undescribed whiteite-(CaMnFe) end-members. Mo-K alpha CCD intensity data were collected on a twinned crystal of the (CaMnMn)-dominant whiteite and refined in P2/a to wR(obs) = 0.064 for 1015 observed reflections.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)969 - 978
Number of pages10
JournalMineralogical Magazine
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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