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|Name:||Named after Leonid Ivanovich Shabynin, born in 1909. He is a geologist who worked for IGEM and did research on skarn deposits, such as shabynite's TL.|
This page provides mineralogical data about Shabynite.
Classification of Shabynite
|IMA status:||Approved 1979|
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||5/G.06-30|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||6.AB.55|
6 : BORATES
A : Monoborates
B : BO3, with additional anions; 1(D) + OH, etc.
|Dana 8th edition ID:||126.96.36.199|
26 : HYDRATED BORATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
1 : Monoborates
|Hey's CIM Ref.:||10.1.7|
10 : Borates with other anions
1 : Borates with halide
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Type Occurrence of Shabynite
|Type Locality:||Korshunovskoye Iron mine (Korzunovskoe; Korzhunovska; Korshunovskiy), Zheleznogorsk, Irkutskaya Oblast', Prebaikalia (Pribaikal'e), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia|
|Year of Discovery:||1979|
Physical Properties of Shabynite
Crystallography of Shabynite
Optical Data of Shabynite
|RI values:||nα = 1.543 nβ = 1.571 nγ = 1.577|
|2V:||Measured: 49° , Calculated: 48°|
|Maximum Birefringence:||δ = 0.034|
Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Chemical Properties of Shabynite
|Essential elements:||B, Cl, H, Mg, O|
|All elements listed in formula:||B, Cl, H, Mg, O|
Relationship of Shabynite to other Species
|Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):|
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Other Names for Shabynite
|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 Shabynite
American Mineralogist (1981): 66: 1101.
Grew, E.S., and Anovitz, L.M. (1996) BORON: Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry, second edition, as revised (2002).
Internet Links for Shabynite
Localities for Shabynite
(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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Locality Updated: Forsythe Mine, Cooksville, Howard Co., Maryland, USAFrom Bill Cordua, 9th Dec 2013 04:44:50