Roeblingite: New Chemical Data

Pete J. Dunn, Julie A. Norberg and Peter B. Leavens
Department of Mineral Sciences, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, USA
Department of Geology, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware 19711, USA

Abstract: New chemical analyses of roeblingite from Franklin, New Jersey, and Långban, Sweden, are presented. The average composition of Franklin roeblingite is SiO2 24.9, CaO 23.8, SrO 2.4. MnO 2.4, PbO 30.2 SO3 10.4, H2O 6.13%, Sum = 100.23%. The data support space group C2/m and suggest the formula is (Ca,Sr)12 (Mn,Ca)2Pb4(SO4)4Si12O28(OH)20, if there is ordering on the site of rank 2.

Mineralogical Magazine; September 1982 v. 46; no. 340; p. 341-342; DOI: 10.1180/minmag.1982.046.340.07
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