The Great Barrier Reef Expedition 1928–29: The crystal structure and occurrence of weddellite, ideally CaC₂O₄·2.5H₂O, from the Low Isles, Queensland
“Envelope crystals” collected during The Great Barrier Reef Expedition in May 1929 have been studied using low-temperature synchrotron single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The crystals are shown to be weddellite, with the largest content of zeolitic water reported to date. A new H₂O site has been located within the crystal structure. Study of the crystals show that the end-member formula for weddellite should be reported as CaC₂O₄·(2.5 – x)H₂O, where 0≤x≤ 0.25, instead of CaC₂O₄·(2H₂O or CaC2O₄·(2...[Show more]
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