A Further Investigation of Tobermorite from Loch Eynort, Scotland

J. A. Gard and H. F. W. Taylor
Department of Chemistry, University of Aberdeen

Summary: The specimen described by Claringbull and Hey (1952) has been re-examined using electron-microscope, electron-diffraction, X-ray, and dehydration isobar methods. It differs from other specimens in several respects. The basal spacing does not shrink appreciably on dehydration. The principal cleavage is (100) and not (001). The body-centred pseudo-cell of normal dimensions, but the distribution of the weak reflections differs from that found for other specimens. The mechanism of conversion into wollastonite has also been examined.

Mineralogical Magazine; March 1957 v. 31; no. 236; p. 361-370; DOI: 10.1180/minmag.1957.031.236.03
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