An updated research on three therapeutically-used Peruvian lagoons by using physical techniques

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  • M L Ceron Loayza San Marcos University
  • J A Bravo Cabrejos San Marcos University
  • F A Reyes Navarro San Marcos University
  • F Urcia Chavez San Marcos University

Abstract

Herein, we determine the elemental, structural and mineralogical characterization of samples collected in three Peruvian lagoons; likewise, we investigate the physical and chemical properties of their fractions, both clay and magnetic. These lagoons are located in the Chilca District, Cate Province, southern Lima Region, Peru; their morphology has been altered since we carried out a previous study five years ago. The physical analytical techniques we used were energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF); X-ray diffractometry (XRD); and transmission Msbauer spectroscopy (TMS), at room and liquid-helium temperatures, and at low and high velocities. The results indicate that dolomite is the main clayey phase presenting structural sites occupied by Fe+2 and Fe+3 cations; the mineralogy of the magnetic fraction shows the presence of hematite and magnetite.

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M L Ceron Loayza, San Marcos University

Soil Analysis Laboratory, Faculty of Physical Sciences

J A Bravo Cabrejos, San Marcos University

Soil Analysis Laboratory, Faculty of Physical Sciences

F A Reyes Navarro, San Marcos University

Faculty of Physical Sciences

F Urcia Chavez, San Marcos University

Faculty of Physical Sciences

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2015-09-07

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M. L. Ceron Loayza, J. A. Bravo Cabrejos, F. A. Reyes Navarro, and F. Urcia Chavez, “An updated research on three therapeutically-used Peruvian lagoons by using physical techniques”, J. Met. Mater. Miner., vol. 25, no. 1, Sep. 2015.

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