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Research article
19 Nov 2021
Research article |  | 19 Nov 2021

New data on gersdorffite and associated minerals from the Peloritani Mountains (Sicily, Italy)

Daniela Mauro, Cristian Biagioni, and Federica Zaccarini

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This work reports the full crystal-chemical characterization of gersdorffite from Contrada Zillì (Peloritani Mountains, Sicily, Italy). The structural type shown by gersdorffite (ordered polytype 213) and its chemistry agree with low-temperature crystallization conditions. Moreover, the chemical zoning of the studied crystals recorded changes in the crystallization physicochemical conditions. This zoning may be due to a multistage crystallization, related to the evolution of the ore deposits.