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    Fibrous nanoinclusions in massive rose quartz: The origin of rose coloration
Statement of responsibility
    Julia S. Goreva, Chi Ma, George R. Rossman
    Goreva, Julia S.
    Ma, Chi
    Rossman, George R.
Source title - serial
    American mineralogist
    Vol. 86, no. 4
    p. 466-472
    3 diagr., 1 fot., 28 bibl.
    Zkr. název ser.: Amer. Mineralogist
Subject group
    studie experimentální
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Abstract (in english)
   Pink nanofibers were extracted from rose quartz from 29 different pegmatitic and massive vein localities throughout the world. Their varied from 0.1 to 0.5 um. On the basis of optical absorption spectra of the fibers and the initial rose quartz, we conclude that these nanofibrous inclusions are the cause of coloration of massive rose quartz worldwide. These fibers do not occur in the rare, euhedral variety of pink quartz. Redox and heating experiments showed that the pink color of the fibres is due to Fe-Ti intervalence charge transfer that produces and optical absorption band at 500 nm. Based on the RXD patterns and characteristics of pleochroism, the best match for these inclusions is dumortierite. However, FTIR and Raman spectra consistently did not exactly match the standard dumortierite patterns, suggesting that this fibrous nano-phase may not be dumortierite itself, but rather a closely related material
    Česká geologická služba
Contributor code
    ČGS (UNM)
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Entered date
    21. 8. 2007
Import date
    8. 8. 2012