Copper-bearing silica gel from the walls of Tankardstown Mine, Co. Waterford, Ireland

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Authors:Moreton, Stephen
Author Affiliations:Primary:
33 Marina Avenue, Warrington, United Kingdom
Volume Title:Journal of the Russell Society
Source:location varies [Journal of the Russell Society, Vol.10, p.10-17. Publisher: Russell Society,], United Kingdom. ISSN: 0263-7839
Publication Date:2007
Note:In English. 20 refs.; illus., incl. 4 tables
Summary:Non-crystalline, blue and green coatings of post-mining origin from Tankardstown mine, Co. Waterford, Ireland, have been analysed, and studied by water vapour sorption. Whilst malachite is always present, a proportion of these coatings consist of a polymeric silica gel framework, and aggregates of monomeric or oligomeric silica bound by copper. Whilst not true copper silicates, it is suggested that such gels may be related to chrysocolla, some examples of which also may not be a true silicate but a silica gel-like material. [R.A.H.]
Sections:Topographical mineralogy
Subjects:Aggregate; Atacamite; Brochantite; Carbonates; Chemically precipitated rocks; Chlorides; Chrysocolla; Clay minerals; Colloidal materials; Copper minerals; Gels; Halides; Ion exchange; Malachite; Mines; Partial pressure; PH; Porosity; Sedimentary rocks; Sheet silicates; Silicates; Sulfates; Wall rocks; Water content; Water vapor; Europe; Ireland; Western Europe; Connellite; Langite; Posnjackite; Silica gel; Tankardstown Mine; Water vapor sorption analysis; Waterford Ireland
Abstract Numbers:08M/1132
Record ID:2008113093
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute.
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