S.I. Konovalenko a)*, A.I. Bakhtin b)**, A.G. Nikolaev b)***
a) National Research Тomsk State University, Тomsk, 634050 Russia
b) Kazan Federal University, Kazan, 420008 Russia
E-mail: *firstname.lastname@example.org, **Anatoly.Bakhtin@kpfu.ru, ***email@example.com
Received December 18, 2015
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Optical absorption spectra of two lithium amphiboles of the pedrisite group from rare-metal pegmatites of the Sangilen rare-metal province in the southeastern part of Tyva have been studied. One of them – a limit magnesian fluoro-sodium pedrisite of yellow-green color – was taken from the rocks hosting pegmatites, and another one – fluoro-sodium ferro-pedrisite of violet-blue color – was taken from pegmatites as such. It has been demonstrated that the color of the yellow-green mineral is associated with absorption bands of Cr3+ ions in the octahedral coordination. Absorption bands of Cr3+ ions in the spectrum of fluoro-sodium pedrisite are formed by a transmission window in the yellow-green region of the spectrum. Therefore, the color of this sample is yellow-green. The color of violet-blue pedrisite is defined by intensive absorption bands of charge transfer Fe2+ → Fe3+ 550, 680 nm. Very strong absorption bands of 550 and 680 nm are formed by a transmission window in the violet-blue region of the spectrum. Thus, the color of ferro-pedrisite is violet-blue.
Keywords: optical spectra, fluoro-sodium pedrisite, fluoro-sodium ferro-pedrisite, color nature
Fig. 1. Absorption spectrum of violet-blue pedrisite in the polarized light: 1 – E || C; 2 – E ^ C.
Fig. 2. Absorption spectrum of yellow-green pedrisite.
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