Ferrous tourmaline (schorl) in pegmatitic granite from the Khowr Fakkan massif, Semail ophiolite

Sobhi Nasir, Abdalla K. Musallam

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Tourmaline is a common and locally abundant mineral in the late felsic pegmatitic granites of the Khowr Fakkan massif, United Arab Emirates. X-ray and chemical studies show that tourmalines are Fe-enriched members of the elbaite-schorl series. The infrared spectrum is similar to those of alkali-free tourmalines. The unit cell values are a = 15.98 Å, c = 7.125 Å and V = 1576 Å.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-195
Number of pages9
JournalChemie der Erde - Geochemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1998



  • Granite
  • Tourmaline
  • United Arab Emirates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Geophysics

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