Econ. Environ. Geol. 2002; 35(4): 317-323

Published online August 31, 2002

© THE KOREAN SOCIETY OF ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY

Spectroscopic and Magnetic Properties of Yanggiseok, Yeonok and Eumgiseok used as Mineral Medicine

Sun-Ok Kim1*, Maeng-Eon Park1 and Yul Pil Jung2

1Department of Environmental Geoscience, Pukyong National University, Busan, 608-737, Korea
2Korea Resources Corporation, Mineral Exploration Dept.

Correspondence to :

Sun-Ok Kim

petticow@hanmail.net

Received: May 14, 2002; Accepted: August 13, 2002

Abstract

Mineral medicines are single or mixtures of minerals and rocks which have been used to treat disease. Recently, their application has been increased by emphasizing the physical properies of the medicines, in addition to their chemical properies. In this study, mineralogical, chemical, spectroscopic and magnetic properties were measured using X-ray diffraction analysis, X-ray fluorescence spectrometry, FT-Infrared spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, mass magnetic susceptibility. Experiments were done using these properties to evaluate application of traditional mineral medicines such as Yanggiseok, Yeonok and Eumgiseok. Mineralogical study proves that Yanggiseok, generally known as tremolite, consists of actinolite. Yeonok for medical usage mostly consists of fine grained tremolite. Eumgiseok is mainly composed of vermiculite and minor kaolinite and halloysite. Yeonok and
Yanggiseok, belong to the amphibole group among inosilicates and both have similar emission power properties. The intensity of emission power, calculated from FT-IR measurements, follows in the order of Yeonok, Yanggiseok and Eumgiseok at 40oC and Yanggiseok, Yeonok and Eumgiseok in such order at 150oC. As a result of NMR analysis after 20 days in distilled water, the three mineral medicines decreased in the following order; Eumgiseok, Yanggiseok and Yeonok. However, the same minerals decreased in the order of Eumgiseok, Yeonok and Yanggiseok after 80 days. In response temperature, magnetic susceptibility of Yanggiseok and Eumgiseok systematically increased by heating to 25oC, 100oC and 700oC. Magnetic susceptibility of Yeonok shows a decreasing pattern due
to heating.

Keywords mineral medicine, Yanggiseok, Eumgiseok, Yeonok, emission power, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, mass magnetic susceptibility

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Econ. Environ. Geol. 2002; 35(4): 317-323

Published online August 31, 2002

Copyright © THE KOREAN SOCIETY OF ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY.

Spectroscopic and Magnetic Properties of Yanggiseok, Yeonok and Eumgiseok used as Mineral Medicine

Sun-Ok Kim1*, Maeng-Eon Park1 and Yul Pil Jung2

1Department of Environmental Geoscience, Pukyong National University, Busan, 608-737, Korea
2Korea Resources Corporation, Mineral Exploration Dept.

Correspondence to:

Sun-Ok Kim

petticow@hanmail.net

Received: May 14, 2002; Accepted: August 13, 2002

Abstract

Mineral medicines are single or mixtures of minerals and rocks which have been used to treat disease. Recently, their application has been increased by emphasizing the physical properies of the medicines, in addition to their chemical properies. In this study, mineralogical, chemical, spectroscopic and magnetic properties were measured using X-ray diffraction analysis, X-ray fluorescence spectrometry, FT-Infrared spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, mass magnetic susceptibility. Experiments were done using these properties to evaluate application of traditional mineral medicines such as Yanggiseok, Yeonok and Eumgiseok. Mineralogical study proves that Yanggiseok, generally known as tremolite, consists of actinolite. Yeonok for medical usage mostly consists of fine grained tremolite. Eumgiseok is mainly composed of vermiculite and minor kaolinite and halloysite. Yeonok and
Yanggiseok, belong to the amphibole group among inosilicates and both have similar emission power properties. The intensity of emission power, calculated from FT-IR measurements, follows in the order of Yeonok, Yanggiseok and Eumgiseok at 40oC and Yanggiseok, Yeonok and Eumgiseok in such order at 150oC. As a result of NMR analysis after 20 days in distilled water, the three mineral medicines decreased in the following order; Eumgiseok, Yanggiseok and Yeonok. However, the same minerals decreased in the order of Eumgiseok, Yeonok and Yanggiseok after 80 days. In response temperature, magnetic susceptibility of Yanggiseok and Eumgiseok systematically increased by heating to 25oC, 100oC and 700oC. Magnetic susceptibility of Yeonok shows a decreasing pattern due
to heating.

Keywords mineral medicine, Yanggiseok, Eumgiseok, Yeonok, emission power, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, mass magnetic susceptibility

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