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Sabinaite

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Ann Sabina
Formula:
Na4Zr2TiO4(CO3)4
System:
Monoclinic
Colour:
Colourless to white
Name:
Named after Ann Phyllis Sabina Stenson (b.1930), mineralogist and noted author of books on Canadian mineral occurrences, Geological Survey of Canada, who first collected the mineral.
This page provides mineralogical data about Sabinaite.

Classification of Sabinaite

Approved
5.BB.20

5 : CARBONATES (NITRATES)
B : Carbonates with additional anions, without H2O
B : With alkalies, etc.
16a.5.4.1

16a : ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
5 : Miscellaneous
11.9.8

11 : Carbonates
9 : Carbonates of Pb, Zr and Th
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Type Occurrence of Sabinaite

Year of Discovery:
1980

Physical Properties of Sabinaite

Vitreous
Colour:
Colourless to white

Crystallography of Sabinaite

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 10.17Å, b = 6.62Å, c = 17.97Å
β = 94.32°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.536 : 1 : 2.715
Unit Cell Volume:
V 1,206.40 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Optical Data of Sabinaite

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.720 - 1.740 nβ = 1.790 - 1.800 nγ = 1.850 - 1.900
2V:
Measured: 85° , Calculated: 80° to 82°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.130 - 0.160
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High
Dispersion:
r > v

Chemical Properties of Sabinaite

Formula:
Na4Zr2TiO4(CO3)4
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Sabinaite to other Species

5.BB.05BarentsiteNa7Al(HCO3)2(CO3)2F4
5.BB.10DawsoniteNaAlCO3(OH)2
5.BB.15TunisiteNaCa2Al4(CO3)4(OH)8Cl
11.9.1CerussitePbCO3
11.9.2HydrocerussitePb3(CO3)2(OH)2
11.9.3DundasitePbAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2O
11.9.4Gysinite-(Nd)Pb(Nd,La)(CO3)2(OH) · H2O
11.9.5Schuilingite-(Nd)PbCu(Nd,Gd,Sm,Y)(CO3)3(OH) · 1.5H2O
11.9.6TuliokiteNa6BaTh(CO3)6 · 6H2O
11.9.7WeloganiteNa2Sr3Zr(CO3)6 · 3H2O

Other Names for Sabinaite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Sabinait
Spanish:Sabinaita

Other Information

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

References for Sabinaite

Reference List:
JAMBOR, J.L., STURMAN, B.D., and WEATHERLY, G.C. (1980) Sabinaite, a new hydrous zirconium bearing carbonate mineral from Montreal Island, Quebec. Canadian Mineralogist, 18, 25-29.
CHAO, G.Y., and GU, J. (1985) Sabinaite: a new occurence and new data. Canadian Mineralogist, 23, 17-19.
McDONALD, A.M. (1996) The crystal structure of sabinaite, Na4Zr2TiO4(CO3)4. Canadian Mineralogist, 34, 811-815.
TARASSOFF, P., HORVÁTH, L. and PFENNINGER-HORVÁTH, E. (2006) Famous mineral localities: the Francon quarry, Montréal, Québec. Mineralogical Record, 37, 5-60.
HORVÁTH, L., and GAULT, R.G. (1990) The mineralogy of Mont Saint Hilaire. Mineralogical Record, 21, 284 359.

Internet Links for Sabinaite

Specimens:
The following Sabinaite specimens are currently listed for sale on minfind.com.

Localities for Sabinaite

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 for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? 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.
Canada
 
    • Montérégie
      • La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM
        • Mont Saint-Hilaire
HORVÁTH, L., and GAULT, R.G. (1990) The mineralogy of Mont Saint Hilaire. Mineralogical Record, 21, 284 359.
    • Montréal
JAMBOR, J.L., STURMAN, B.D., and WEATHERLY, G.C. (1980) Sabinaite, a new hydrous zirconium bearing carbonate mineral from Montreal Island, Quebec. Canadian Mineralogist, 18, 25 29. TARASSOFF, P., HORVÁTH, L. and PFENNINGER-HORVÁTH, E. (2006) Famous mineral localities: the Francon quarry, Montréal, Québec. Mineralogical Record, 37, 5-60.
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