The Dehydroxylation Behaviour of Amphiboles

A. G. Freeman
Chemistry Department, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

Summary: The temperature at which dehydroxylation occurs in amphiboles is thought to be largely dependent on the type of cation that occupies the M3 and M1 sites. Four amphibole types have been studied in which these sites are occupied, in various proportions, by Mg2+ or Fe2+. The temperature of dehydroxylation, in an inert atmosphere, is shown to rise with increasing Mg2+ content in these sites.

Mineralogical Magazine; September 1966 v. 35; no. 275; p. 953-957; DOI: 10.1180/minmag.1966.035.275.06
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