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Figure 12. View down the x axis of the amphibole structure, with
tetrahedral chains removed (top) and superimposed (bottom), showing
how the M3 site is surrounded by M1 and M2. The geometry of the
M3 site is strongly affected by the dimension/conformation of the
other octahedra, in particular of M1, where most of the oxidation related
to deprotonation occurs.
http://dx.doi.org/10.2138/am-2016-5556 when paper is live.