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Iron isotope geochemistry and crystal chemistry of jarosite in acidic, sulfate–rich environments

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posted on 19.01.2021, 00:27 by ANNE JANE WHITWORTH
Jarosite is a common mineral in acidic, sulfate-rich environments where it can regulate acidity and capture toxic metals. This research examined jarosite-bearing outcrops in Victoria, Australia, to better understand jarosite formation and behaviour which is critical for its management. Geochemistry and crystal structure analysis showed that jarosite formation in acid-sulfate environments involves an interplay of chemical processes that, together with jarosite recrystallisation and environmental interactions, results in jarosite having chemical and structural complexity. Thorough characterisation of jarosite in acid-sulfate environments is therefore crucial to manage them in these environments successfully.

History

Campus location

Australia

Principal supervisor

Andrew Frierdich

Additional supervisor 1

Helen Brand

Additional supervisor 2

Siobhan Wilson

Year of Award

2021

Department, School or Centre

Earth, Atmosphere and Environment

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

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