Minerals from Macedonia

Boev, Blazo and Jovanovski, Gligor and Makreski, Petre and Bermanec, Vladimir (2005) Minerals from Macedonia. Geologica Macedonica, 19. pp. 39-56. ISSN 0352-1206

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Abstract

The paper presents investigations carried out on the collected minerals from Sivec deposit. It is situated in the vicinity of the town of Prilep, representing a rare occurrence of sugary white dolomite marbles. The application of suitable methods of exploitation of decorative dimension stones makes possible to obtain large amounts of commercial blocks well known in the world. Despite the existence of dolomite marbles, a series of exotic minerals are typical in Sivec mineralization. Among them, the most significant are: calcite, fluorite, rutile, phlogopite, corundum, diaspore, almandine, kosmarite (clintonite or margarite), clinochlore, muscovite, quartz, pyrite, tourmaline and zoisite. An attempt to identify ten collected minerals using the FT IR spectroscopy is performed. The identification of the minerals was based on the comparison of the infrared spectra of our specimens with the corresponding literature data for the mineral species originating all over the world. The coloured pictures of all studied silicate minerals are presented as well.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sivec; Republic of Macedonia; mineral assemblage; FT IR spectra
Subjects: Natural sciences > Earth and related environmental sciences
Engineering and Technology > Other engineering and technologies
Divisions: Faculty of Natural and Technical Sciences
Depositing User: Biljana Kosturanova
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2016 10:59
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2016 10:59
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/16684

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