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George DINCĂ & Gheorghe C. POPESCU 

Dept of Mineralogy, Faculty of Geology and Geophysics, University of Bucharest, 1, Nicolae Balcescu Blvd., Bucharest; georgedinca@rocketmail.com, gheorghec.popescu@yahoo.com



MANGANOQUADRATITE AND Cd-MANGANOQUADRATITE FROM SĂCĂRÂMB Au-Ag-Te ORE DEPOSIT, METALIFERI MOUNTAINS, ROMANIA, Carpathian Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences, February 2019, Vol. 14, No. 1, p. 131 - 136; DOI:10.26471/cjees/2019/014/065

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Abstract:

New investigations using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and electron-probe micro-analysis (EPMA) have been performed on samples of alabandite rich veins from the Săcărâmb ore deposit, Metaliferi Mountains, in Romania. The second occurrence of manganoquadratite after Uchuccacua, Peru was discovered in Săcărâmb, in the rhodochrosite filled veins which crosscut the massive alabandite. The mineral usually occurs as euhedral and subhedral crystals in the secondary carbonate veins that fill the open spaces in the massive alabandite. The average chemical composition of manganoquadratite from Săcărâmb is Ag0.98Mn1.07(As0.94Sb0.08)1.02S2.91. A Cd-manganoquadratite variety with a mean composition of Ag0.94(Mn0.76Cd0.36)1.12(As0.94Sb0.04)0.98S2.94 was also identified in the investigated samples. The presence of Cd in manganoquadratite indicates Cd-Mn substitution which could confirm the existence of an isomorphic series between quadratite and manganoquadratite. Manganoquadratite crystals that have Cd in their composition appear only in association with pyrite. The presence of Cd can be related to the chemical characteristic of pyrite crystals to adsorb Cd2+ from aqueous solutions.



Keyword: Săcărâmb, sulfosalt, manganoquadratite, Cd-manganoquadratite, substitution, isomorphic series


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