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|Name:||Named after the Shaba Province (Katanga) where it was first found.|
This page provides mineralogical data about Shabaite-(Nd).
Classification of Shabaite-(Nd)
|IMA status:||Approved 1988|
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||5/F.06-10|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||5.EE.10|
5 : CARBONATES (NITRATES)
E : Uranyl Carbonates
E : UO2:CO3= 1:4
|Dana 8th edition ID:||16b.1.5.1|
16b : HYDRATED CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
1 : AmBn(XO3)pZq
|Hey's CIM Ref.:||11.11.16|
11 : Carbonates
11 : Carbonates of Cr and U
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Type Occurrence of Shabaite-(Nd)
|Type Locality:||Kamoto East Open cut, Kamoto, Kolwezi District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)|
Physical Properties of Shabaite-(Nd)
Optical Data of Shabaite-(Nd)
|RI values:||nα = 1.534 nβ = 1.590 nγ = 1.600|
|2V:||Measured: 44° , Calculated: 44°|
|Maximum Birefringence:||δ = 0.066|
Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
|Dispersion:||r > v weak|
Chemical Properties of Shabaite-(Nd)
|Simplified for copy/paste:||Ca(Nd,Sm,Y)2(UO2)(CO3)4(OH)2·6H2O|
|Essential elements:||C, Ca, H, Nd, O, U|
|All elements listed in formula:||C, Ca, H, Nd, O, Sm, U, Y|
Relationship of Shabaite-(Nd) to other Species
|Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):|
|Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:|
Other Names for Shabaite-(Nd)
|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 Shabaite-(Nd)
European Journal of Mineralogy (1989): 1: 85-88.
American Mineralogist (1990): 75: 433-434.
Internet Links for Shabaite-(Nd)
Localities for Shabaite-(Nd)
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(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.
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