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Colourful speleothems in the Wieliczka Salt Mine

Colourful speleothems in the Wieliczka Salt Mine

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dc.contributor.author Sawłowicz, Zbigniew [SAP11009146] pl
dc.contributor.author Przybyło, Jerzy pl
dc.contributor.author Boroń, Konrad pl
dc.date.accessioned 2015-03-31T12:51:48Z
dc.date.available 2015-03-31T12:51:48Z
dc.date.issued 2014 pl
dc.identifier.issn 1641-7291 pl
dc.identifier.uri http://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/4434
dc.language eng pl
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dc.title Colourful speleothems in the Wieliczka Salt Mine pl
dc.type JournalArticle pl
dc.description.physical 449-458 pl
dc.abstract.en Secondary halite deposits in the Wieliczka Salt Mine are represented by various forms of speleothems. Some of them, e.g. stalactites, cauliflowers or crusts, reveal various hues, yellow to red to brown. These hues are related to iron compounds, but the forms, occurrence and composition of these compounds has not previously been studied. To explain the origin of their colours a detailed study of samples collected in the mine, including brines and water soluble extracts and produced experimentally in the laboratory, has been undertaken using SEM, XRD and AAS. The colourful speleothems are compared, using SEM-EDS, with the forms and composition of rusting metal artefacts, where several iron oxide minerals have been identified. We suggest that coloured halite is generally pure halite of which the surface was covered by a ferric minerals suspension in the brine. Colours of the speleothems stem from the various colours of iron minerals whereas their intensity is related probably to the type of fluid that coated the crystals, a continuous film or finely dispersed micron-size mineral aggregates. pl
dc.subject.en halite pl
dc.subject.en speleothem pl
dc.subject.en Wieliczka Salt Mine pl
dc.subject.en iron minerals pl
dc.subject.en colours pl
dc.description.volume 58 pl
dc.description.number 3 pl
dc.identifier.doi 10.7306/gq.1155 pl
dc.identifier.eissn 2082-5099 pl
dc.title.journal Geological Quarterly pl
dc.language.container eng pl
dc.affiliation Wydział Biologii i Nauk o Ziemi : Instytut Nauk Geologicznych pl
dc.subtype Article pl
dc.rights.original CC-BY; otwarte czasopismo; ostateczna wersja wydawcy; w momencie opublikowania; 0 pl
dc.identifier.project ROD UJ / P pl
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