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Doklady Earth Sciences

, Volume 479, Issue 1, pp 339–341 | Cite as

Arcanite from Fumarole Exhalations of the Tolbachik Volcano (Kamchatka, Russia) and Its Crystal Structure

  • N. V. ZubkovaEmail author
  • I. V. Pekov
  • D. A. Ksenofontov
  • V. O. Yapaskurt
  • D. Yu. Pushcharovsky
  • E. G. Sidorov
Geochemistry

Abstract

The crystal structure (R = 0.0194) of arcanite β-K2SO4 was studied on a single crystal from exhalations of the Arsenatnaya fumarole, Tolbachik Volcano (Kamchatka, Russia). The mineral crystallizes at a temperature of ≥350–430°C and associates with langbeinite, aphthitalite, hematite, tenorite, johillerite, and others. Arcanite is orthorhombic, Pnma, a = 7.4763(2) Å, b = 5.77262(16) Å, c = 10.0630(3) Å, V = 434.30(2) Å3, Z = 4. Its structure contains isolated SO4 tetrahedra, whereas K cations center ten- and nine-fold polyhedra.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. V. Zubkova
    • 1
    Email author
  • I. V. Pekov
    • 1
  • D. A. Ksenofontov
    • 1
  • V. O. Yapaskurt
    • 1
  • D. Yu. Pushcharovsky
    • 1
  • E. G. Sidorov
    • 2
  1. 1.Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, Far East BranchRussian Academy of SciencesPetropavlovsk-KamchatskyRussia

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