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Calcioburbankite

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Formula:
Na
 
3
(Ca,REE,Sr)
 
3
(CO
 
3
)
 
5
System:HexagonalColour:Deep orange, silky white ...
Lustre:VitreousHardness:3 - 4
Name:Named in allusion to its composition wherein CALCIum substitutes for barium in regular Burbankite.
This page provides mineralogical data about Calcioburbankite.

Classification of Calcioburbankite

IMA status:Approved
Strunz 8th edition ID:5/B.05-98
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:5.AC.30

5 : CARBONATES (NITRATES)
A : Carbonates without additional anions, without H2O
C : Alkali and alkali-earth carbonates
Dana 8th edition ID:14.4.4.3

14 : ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
4 : Miscellaneous
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Type Occurrence of Calcioburbankite

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 Calcioburbankite

Lustre:Vitreous
Colour:Deep orange, silky white to light pink
Streak:White
Hardness (Mohs):3 - 4

Crystallography of Calcioburbankite

Crystal System:Hexagonal

Optical Data of Calcioburbankite

Type:Uniaxial (-)
RI values: nω = 1.636 nε = 1.631
Maximum Birefringence:δ = 0.005

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

Chemical Properties of Calcioburbankite

Formula:
Na
 
3
(Ca,REE,Sr)
 
3
(CO
 
3
)
 
5
Simplified for copy/paste:Na3(Ca,REE,Sr)3(CO3)5
Essential elements:C, Ca, Na, O
All elements listed in formula:C, Ca, Na, O, Sr

Relationship of Calcioburbankite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

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5.AC.05Eitelite
Na
 
2
Mg(CO
 
3
)
 
2
5.AC.10Nyerereite
Na
 
2
Ca(CO
 
3
)
 
2
5.AC.10Zemkorite
Na
 
2
Ca(CO
 
3
)
 
2
5.AC.15Bütschliite
K
 
2
Ca(CO
 
3
)
 
2
5.AC.20Fairchildite
K
 
2
Ca(CO
 
3
)
 
2
5.AC.25Shortite
Na
 
2
Ca
 
2
(CO
 
3
)
 
3
5.AC.30Burbankite
(Na,Ca)
 
3
(Sr,Ba,Ce)
 
3
(CO
 
3
)
 
5
5.AC.30Khanneshite
(Na,Ca)
 
3
(Ba,Sr,Ce,Ca)
 
3
(CO
 
3
)
 
5
5.AC.30Sanrománite
Na
 
2
CaPb
 
3
[CO
 
3
]
 
5

Other Names for Calcioburbankite

Synonyms:
IMA1993-001
Other Languages:
German:Calcioburbankit
Russian:Кальциобурбанкит
Spanish:Calcioburbankita

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 Calcioburbankite

Reference List:

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VAN VELTHUIZEN, J., GAULT, R., and GRICE, J.D. (1995) Calcioburbankite, Na3(Ca,REE,Sr)3(CO3)5, a new mineral species from Mont Saint Hilaire, Quebec, and its relationship to the burbankite group of minerals. Canadaian Mineralogist, 33, 1231 1235.

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  • Localities for Calcioburbankite

    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.
    Canada
     
    • Québec
      • Montérégie
        • La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM
          • Mont Saint-Hilaire
    Van Velthuizen, J., Gault, R.A. and Grice, J.D. (1995), Calcio-burbankite, Na3(Ca,REE,Sr)3(CO3)5, a new mineral species from Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, and its relationship to the burbankite group of minerals. Canadian Mineralogist: 33: 1231-1236.
    Mongolia
     
    • Dornogovi Aimag
      • Hövsgöl
    Kynický, J. & Samec, P. (2005): Hydrothermally-metasomatic and exsolution-like mineralization of the carbonatites from selected localities at Gobi. Mongolian Geoscientist. sv. 9, č. 27, s. 52-55.
    Russia
     
    • Eastern-Siberian Region
      • Sakha Republic (Saha Republic; Yakutia)
        • Aldan Shield
    New Data on Minerals (2004): 39: 50-64
    • Northern Region
      • Murmanskaja Oblast'
        • Northern Karelia
    SUBBOTIN, V.V., VOLOSHIN, A.V., PAKHOMOVSKY, Yu.A., and BAKHCHISARAYTSEV, A.Yu. (1999) Calcioburbankite and burbankite from the carbonatites of Vuoriyarvi massif (New data). Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva, 128, 78 87 (in Russian with English abstract). P.M. Kartashov data; New Data on Minerals (2004): 39: 50-64
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