Thermal stability of newberyite Mg(PO3OH)•3H2O – a cave mineral from Skipton lava tubes, Victoria, Australia.

Frost, Ray L., Palmer, Sara J., & Pogson, Ross (2012) Thermal stability of newberyite Mg(PO3OH)•3H2O – a cave mineral from Skipton lava tubes, Victoria, Australia. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 107(3), pp. 1143-1146.

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The mineral newberyite Mg(PO3OH)•3H2O is a mineral that has been found in caves such as the Skipton Lava Tubes (SW of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia), Moorba cave, Jurien Bay, Western Australia, and in the Petrogale Cave (Madura , Eucla, Western Australia). Because these minerals contain water, the minerals lend themselves to thermal analysis. The mineral newberyite is found to decompose at 145°C with a water loss of 31.96%, a result which is very close to the theoretical value. The result shows that the mineral is not stable in caves where the temperature exceeds this value. The implication of this result rests with the removal of kidney stones, which have the same composition as newberyite. Point heating focussing on the kidney stone results in the destruction of the kidney stone.

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ID Code: 48761
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: newberyite, thermal analysis, ‘cave’ mineral, struvite, hannayite, stercorite, mundrabillaite
DOI: 10.1007/s10973-011-1593-7
ISSN: 1572-8943
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (INCL. STRUCTURAL) (030600) > Structural Chemistry and Spectroscopy (030606)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Springer
Copyright Statement: The original publication is available at SpringerLink
Deposited On: 23 Feb 2012 02:56
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2017 20:41

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