Experiments on the partitioning of cations between arsenopyrite and (Zn2+,Co2+,Ni2+,Mn2+, Mg2+)Cl2 aqueous solution were conducted at 500 and 600 °C, 1 kb. The cations tended to concentrate into arsenopyrite in the following order: Co2+ ＞ Ni2+ ≥ Fe2+ ＞ Zn2+ ＞ Mg2+ ＞ Mn2+. The optimum ionic radius for arsenopyrite is situated between Co2+ and Fe2+ (around 0.77 Å). Experiments on the partitioning of the cations between cobaltite and (Zn2+,Ni2+,Fe2+, Mn2+,Mg2+)Cl2 aqueous solution were also conducted at 500-800 °C, 1 kb. The concentration tendency of the cations into cobaltite was as follows: Co2+ ＞ Ni2+ ＞ Fe2+ ≥ Zn2+ ≥ Mg2+ ＞ Mn2+. This order is the nearly same as that of arsenopyrite. However, cobaltite shows larger diŠerence in the partition coeŠicient between Co2+ and Fe2+ than arsenopyrite. This is because the optimum ionic radius for arsenopyrite is situated somewhat in the Fe2+ side than cobaltite (around 0.76 Å). The partition coeŠicient -ionic radius (PC-IR) curves for arsenopyrite and cobaltite are steeper than those for silicate and multiple oxide minerals. This suggests that the selectivity of sulˆde minerals to the cations is stronger than silicate and multiple oxide minerals. Zn2+ shows a negative anomaly, re‰ecting that Zn2+ prefers a 4-fold coordinated site. Although Ni2+ shows a positive anomaly, the degree of anomaly is smaller than that of the multiple oxide minerals having the peak of the PC-IR curves near Fe2+. Because the peaks of the PC- IR curves for maˆc silicate minerals are situated in the vicinity of Ni2+ and they does not show a remarkable anomaly, it is considered that the magnitude of the anomaly of Ni2+ is proportional to the distance between the ionic radius of Ni2+ and the position of the optimum ionic radius of the mineral.
|Translated title of the contribution||Experiments on the simultaneous partitioning of divalent cations between arsenopyrite or cobaltite and hydrothermal chloride solution under supercritical conditions|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Japanese Magazine of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geochemistry and Petrology
- Economic Geology