ALKALI-DEFICIENT ELBAITE FROM PEGMATITES OF THE SERIDÓ REGION, BORBOREMA PROVINCE, NE BRAZIL

DWIGHT RODRIGUES SOARES, ANA CLÁUDIA MOUSINHO FERREIRA, RILSON RODRIGUES DA SILVA, VALDEREZ PINTO FERREIRA

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The chemical composition and structural formulae of elbaite from pegmatites of the Seridó Pegmatitic Province, northeastern Brazil, indicate important vacancies in the X structural site, with values varying from 12 up to 44%, Na being the dominant component in this site (55-85%), Ca in low amounts (<1-11%) and K in insignificant amounts (<1%). There is a linear positive correlation between vacancy in the X site and Al in the Y site, a behavior observed in tourmalines elsewhere in the world cited in the literature, and believed as due to compensation of the additional of Al in the Y-octahedral site by deficiency of cations in the X site.

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Elbaite; Mineral chemistry; Pegmatite.

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