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Donnayite-(Y)

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Formula:
NaCaSr
 
3
Y(CO
 
3
)
 
6
· 3H
 
2
O
Hardness:3
This page provides mineralogical data about Donnayite-(Y).

Classification of Donnayite-(Y)

IMA status:Approved
Strunz 8th edition ID:5/D.04-10
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:5.CC.05

5 : CARBONATES (NITRATES)
C : Carbonates without additional anions, with H2O
C : With rare earth elements (REE)
Dana 8th edition ID:15.3.4.1

15 : HYDRATED NORMAL CARBONATES
3 : AmBn(XO3)p·xH2O, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Hey's CIM Ref.:11.8.16

11 : Carbonates
8 : Carbonates of the rare earths
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Type Occurrence of Donnayite-(Y)

Type Locality:Poudrette quarry (Demix quarry; Uni-Mix quarry; Desourdy quarry; Carrière Mont Saint-Hilaire), Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec, Canada

Physical Properties of Donnayite-(Y)

Hardness (Mohs):3

Optical Data of Donnayite-(Y)

Type:Biaxial (-)
RI values: nα = 1.551 - 1.561 nβ = 1.646 nγ = 1.652
2V:Calculated: 26° to 28°
Maximum Birefringence:δ = 0.101

Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:Moderate
Dispersion:r > v strong

Chemical Properties of Donnayite-(Y)

Formula:
NaCaSr
 
3
Y(CO
 
3
)
 
6
· 3H
 
2
O
Simplified for copy/paste:NaCaSr3Y(CO3)6·3H2O
Essential elements:C, Ca, H, Na, O, Sr, Y
All elements listed in formula:C, Ca, H, Na, O, Sr, Y

Relationship of Donnayite-(Y) to other Species

Structurally related to group(s):
Donnayite Group
Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
5.CC.05Ewaldite
Ba(Na,Ca,Y,Ce,K)(CO
 
3
)
 
2
· 2.6H
 
2
O
5.CC.05Mckelveyite-(Nd)
(Ba,Sr)(Nd,Ce,La)(CO
 
3
)
 
2
· 4-10H
 
2
O
5.CC.05Mckelveyite-(Y)
NaCaBa
 
3
Y(CO
 
3
)
 
6
· 3H
 
2
O
5.CC.05Weloganite
Na
 
2
Sr
 
3
Zr(CO
 
3
)
 
6
· 3H
 
2
O
5.CC.10Tengerite-(Y)
Y
 
2
(CO
 
3
)
 
3
· 2-3H
 
2
O
5.CC.15Kimuraite-(Y)
Ca(Y,Nd)
 
2
(CO
 
3
)
 
4
· 6H
 
2
O
5.CC.15Lokkaite-(Y)
Ca(Y,Gd,Nd,Dy)
 
4
(CO
 
3
)
 
7
· 9H
 
2
O
5.CC.20Shomiokite-(Y)
Na
 
3
Y[CO
 
3
]
 
3
· 3H
 
2
O
5.CC.25Calkinsite-(Ce)
(Ce,La)
 
2
(CO
 
3
)
 
3
· 4H
 
2
O
5.CC.25Lanthanite-(Ce)
(Ce,La,Nd)
 
2
(CO
 
3
)
 
3
· 8H
 
2
O
5.CC.25Lanthanite-(La)
(La,Ce)
 
2
(CO
 
3
)
 
3
· 8H
 
2
O
5.CC.25Lanthanite-(Nd)
(Nd,La)
 
2
(CO
 
3
)
 
3
· 8H
 
2
O
5.CC.30Adamsite-(Y)
NaY[CO
 
3
]
 
2
· 6H
 
2
O
5.CC.35Decrespignyite-(Y)
Cu(Y,REE)
 
4
(CO
 
3
)
 
4
(OH)
 
5
Cl · 2H
 
2
O
5.CC.40Galgenbergite-(Ce)
Ca(Ce,La,Nd)
 
2
(CO
 
3
)
 
4
· H
 
2
O
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
11.8.1Calkinsite-(Ce)
(Ce,La)
 
2
(CO
 
3
)
 
3
· 4H
 
2
O
11.8.2Lanthanite-(La)
(La,Ce)
 
2
(CO
 
3
)
 
3
· 8H
 
2
O
11.8.3Lanthanite-(Ce)
(Ce,La,Nd)
 
2
(CO
 
3
)
 
3
· 8H
 
2
O
11.8.4Lanthanite-(Nd)
(Nd,La)
 
2
(CO
 
3
)
 
3
· 8H
 
2
O
11.8.5Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce)
(Ce,La)(CO
 
3
)(OH,F)
11.8.6Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Nd)
(Nd,Ce,La)(CO
 
3
)(OH,F)
11.8.7Hydroxylbastnäsite-(La)
(La,Nd,Ce)(CO
 
3
)(OH,F)
11.8.8Rémondite-(Ce)
Na
 
3
(Ce,La,Ca,Na,Sr)
 
3
(CO
 
3
)
 
5
11.8.9Tengerite-(Y)
Y
 
2
(CO
 
3
)
 
3
· 2-3H
 
2
O
11.8.10Kimuraite-(Y)
Ca(Y,Nd)
 
2
(CO
 
3
)
 
4
· 6H
 
2
O
11.8.11Lokkaite-(Y)
Ca(Y,Gd,Nd,Dy)
 
4
(CO
 
3
)
 
7
· 9H
 
2
O
11.8.12Calcioancylite-(Nd)
Ca(Nd,La,Ce)(CO
 
3
)
 
2
(OH)
 
.
H
 
2
O
11.8.13Calcioancylite-(Ce)
(Ca,Sr)Ce(CO
 
3
)
 
2
(OH) · H
 
2
O
11.8.14Burbankite
(Na,Ca)
 
3
(Sr,Ba,Ce)
 
3
(CO
 
3
)
 
5
11.8.15Khanneshite
(Na,Ca)
 
3
(Ba,Sr,Ce,Ca)
 
3
(CO
 
3
)
 
5
11.8.17Carbocernaite
(Ca,Na)(Sr,Ce,Ba)(CO
 
3
)
 
2
11.8.18Ancylite-(Ce)
SrCe(CO
 
3
)
 
2
(OH) · H
 
2
O
11.8.19Ewaldite
Ba(Na,Ca,Y,Ce,K)(CO
 
3
)
 
2
· 2.6H
 
2
O
11.8.20Mckelveyite-(Y)
NaCaBa
 
3
Y(CO
 
3
)
 
6
· 3H
 
2
O
11.8.21Sahamalite-(Ce)
(Mg,Fe)(Ce,La,Nd)
 
2
(CO
 
3
)
 
4

Other Names for Donnayite-(Y)

Synonyms:
IMA1978-007
Other Languages:
Simplified Chinese:碳钇锶石
Traditional Chinese:碳釔鍶石

Other Information

Health Warning:No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Donnayite-(Y)

Reference List:

- +
CHAO, G.Y., MAINWARING, P.R., and BAKER, J. (1978) Donnayite, NaCaSr3Y(CO3)6•3H2O, a new mineral from Mont St Hilaire, Québec. Canadian Mineralogist, 16, 335 340.
TRINH, T.L.T., POBEDIMSKAYA, E.A., NADEZHINA, T.N., and KHOMYAKOV, A.P. (1984 b) The crystal structures of alkaline carbonates; barentsite, bonshtedtite and donnayite. Acta Crystallographica, Section A, 40, (Supplement). C257 (abstract)

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    Localities for Donnayite-(Y)

    The map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
    (TL) indicates type locality. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
    Australia
     
    • South Australia
      • Olary Province
        • Yunta
    [C. Kovac, pers com]
    Bolivia
     
    • Cochabamba Department
      • Ayopaya Province
    A.R. Kampf
    Canada
     
    • Québec
      • Montérégie
        • La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM
          • Mont Saint-Hilaire
    Chao, G.Y., Mainwaring, P.R., Baker, J. (1978), Donnayite, NaCaSr3Y(CO3)6 73H2O, a new mineral from Mont St-Hilaire, Quebec. Canadian Mineralogist: 16: 335-340.
        • Lajemmerais RCM
          • Varennes & St-Amable
    HORVÁTH, L., PFENNINGER HORVÁTH, E., GAULT, R.A., and TARASSOFF, P. (1998) Mineralogy of the Saint Amable sill, Varennes and Saint Amable, Québec, Canada. Mineralogical Record, 29, 83 118.
    Horváth, L., Pfenninger-Horváth, E., Gault, R. A., & Tarassoff, P. (1998): Mineralogy of the Saint-Amable Sill, Varennes and Saint-Amable, Québec. Mineralogical Record, 29: 83-118.
    Greenland
     
    • Kujalleq
      • Narsaq
        • Igaliku (Igaliko)
          • Narsaarsuk Plateau
    Petersen et al. (2003): N. Jb. Miner. Mh. 12: 543-555
    Russia
     
    • Northern Region
      • Murmanskaja Oblast'
        • Kola Peninsula
          • Khibiny Massif
            • Kukisvumchorr Mt
    [World of Stones 95:5-6, p64]; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
    Pekov, I. et al (2003): New Data on Minerals: 38: 20-33.
    American Mineralogist, Volume 92, pages 1525-1530, 2007
    - Khomyakov, A. P. (1995): Mineralogy of hyperagpaitic alkaline rocks. Clarendon Press, Oxford, 223 pp.
        • Northern Karelia
    www.koeln.netsurf.de/~w.steffens/vuori.htm; New Data on Minerals (2004): 39: 50-64
    • Urals Region
      • Southern Urals
        • Chelyabinsk Oblast'
    New Data on Minerals (2004): 39: 50-64
    South Africa
     
    • North West Province
      • Ngaka Modiri Molema District
    VERWOERD, W.J. (1993) Update on carbonatites of South Africa and Namibia. South African Journal of Geology, 96(3), 75-95.
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