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Title: Gemological features of diaspore in sodra-Milas (mugla) region
Authors: Kinaci, Eyyüp Hikmet
Öztürk, Alican
Keywords: gemology
Raman spectroscopy
diaspore (AlOOH)
Northern Guizhou Province
Bauxite Deposits
Geochemical Investigations
Element Geochemistry
India Implications
Menderes Massif
Western Turkey
Black Shales
Issue Date: 2023
Publisher: Frontiers Media Sa
Abstract: Diaspore, is related to bauxite in terms of its formation mechanism. Diaspore is one of the gemstone quality stones used in jewelry and jewelry making. It is possible to come across gemstones in various regions of the world. In our country, there are gemstone deposits in all regions. In these deposits, diaspore crystals are considered very valuable. Within the scope of this study, it was aimed to determine the gemological features of the diaspore formations in Sodra (Milas-Mugla) and its surroundings, as well as to determine other minerals and their formation conditions. Main oxide, trace, and rare earth element analyses were performed on seven collected samples. The classification was made using the Al2O3-SiO2-Fe2O3 triangular variation and it was determined that bauxite samples were in the ferric bauxite and bauxite areas. SEM imaging and EDS analyzes were performed on the samples and according to this result, it was determined that the samples mainly contained O, Al, and Si. The data obtained as a result of Raman Spectroscopy were matched with the device's own data library and it was determined that the samples taken from the Sodra region were diaspore. In addition, according to the results of the FTIR analysis performed on the faceted sample taken from the Sodra region, it was seen that the samples were compatible with the reference standards and it was scientifically proven to be a diaspore crystal with gemstone quality. During the field studies carried out in the study area, diaspore crystals were encountered in the Milas-Sodra region, together with chloritoid and muscovite, within the metabauxite formations and in the altered zones close to the metabauxite limestone contact. Rock were classified as muscovitequartzschist, quartzschist with grano-lepidoblastic texture, micaquartzschist with lepidoblastic texture, phyllite with lepidoblastic texture, and chlorite-epidote fels with nematoblastic texture as a result of petrographic analyzes performed on the country rock samples. It is predicted that these gemstone-quality diaspore crystals can be evaluated economically.
ISSN: 2296-6463
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