Hyperfine Interactions

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Mössbauerite; polytypes in Tatkul Lake (Russia) marls and evidence in a Murray River reservoir (Australia)

  • J.-M. R. GéninEmail author
  • A. Christi
  • Y. Garcia
  • V. Ksenofontov
  • S. Mills
  • C. Ruby
  • E. Shcherbakova
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Proceedings of the International Conference on the Applications of the Mössbauer Effect (ICAME 2017), Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 3-8 September 2017


Mössbauer spectroscopy characterizes “Green rust related minerals” of the fougèrite group within the hydrotalcite supergroup (Mills et al. Mineral. Mag. 76(5), 1289–1336, 2012) in locations on Earth quite different from the original studies done in a temperate climate such as Brittany- France, Western Europe. Two examples are described, the gley at the bottom of Tatkul Lake in South Urals (Russia), which is representative of permafrost conditions, and a gley at the bottom of Yanga Lake, a reservoir in the Murray River catchment (NSW-Australia), which is representative of warm and desert conditions. Complementary information is obtained from XRD patterns.


Green rust related minerals Mössbauerite Fougèrite Trébeurdenite Gleys DLH 



Most fruitful discussions with dr. J.-M Grenèche (Universitè du Mans, France) about the magnetic properties of “ferric green rust”, that became mössbauerite, are fully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J.-M. R. Génin
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. Christi
    • 2
  • Y. Garcia
    • 3
  • V. Ksenofontov
    • 4
  • S. Mills
    • 5
  • C. Ruby
    • 1
  • E. Shcherbakova
    • 6
  1. 1.Institut Jean Barriol FR2843 Université de Lorraine-CNRS, Polytech-Nancy (ex ESSTIN)Vandœuvre-Lès-NancyFrance
  2. 2.Advanced Microscopy CenterAustralian National UniversityCanberraAustralia
  3. 3.IMCNUniversité Catholique de LouvainLouvain-la-NeuveBelgium
  4. 4.Institut für Anorganische & Analytische Chemie der Johannes Gütenberg–UniversitätMainzGermany
  5. 5.GeosciencesMuseum VictoriaMelbourneAustralia
  6. 6.Institute of Mineralogy, Ural DivisionRussian Academy of SciencesMiassRussia

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