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Sabelliite

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About SabelliiteHide

Formula:
(Cu,Zn)2Zn(AsO4,SbO4)(OH)3
Colour:
Emerald-green, grass-green
Lustre:
Adamantine
Hardness:
Crystal System:
Trigonal
Name:
To honor Dr. Cesare Sabelli (b.1934), Consiglio Nazionale della Ricerche, Florence, Italy, who has worked with the copper-bearing alteration minerals of Sardinia, Italy.
The reported crystal structure (Olmi et al., 1995b) and the presence of "SbO4" groups appear questionable (U. Kolitsch, unpublished results; see also U. Kolitsch, P. G. Slade, E. R. T. Tiekink and A. Pring (1999): The structure of antimonian dussertite and the role of antimony in oxysalt minerals. Mineral. Mag. 63, 17-26.).


Classification of SabelliiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1994
8.BE.65

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
B : Phosphates, etc., with additional anions, without H2O
E : With only medium-sized cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 > 2:1

Physical Properties of SabelliiteHide

Adamantine
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
Emerald-green, grass-green
Streak:
Light green
Hardness:
4½ on Mohs scale

Optical Data of SabelliiteHide

Type:
Uniaxial (-)
RI values:
nω = 1.802 nε = 1.797
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.005
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High

Chemical Properties of SabelliiteHide

Formula:
(Cu,Zn)2Zn(AsO4,SbO4)(OH)3
IMA Formula:
Cu2Zn(AsO4)(OH)3

Crystallography of SabelliiteHide

Crystal System:
Trigonal
Class (H-M):
3 - Rhombohedral
Space Group:
P3
Cell Parameters:
a = 8.197(2) Å, c = 7.312(1) Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 0.892
Unit Cell V:
425.48 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
3
Morphology:
Tabular on {001}, with a characteristic coinlike circular outline.

Type Occurrence of SabelliiteHide

Synonyms of SabelliiteHide

Other Language Names for SabelliiteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Azurite3 photos of Sabelliite associated with Azurite on mindat.org.
Fluorite1 photo of Sabelliite associated with Fluorite on mindat.org.
Quartz1 photo of Sabelliite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.BE.05AugeliteAl2(PO4)(OH)3Mon. 2/m : B2/m
8.BE.10GrattarolaiteFe3+3(PO4)O3Trig. 3m : R3m
8.BE.15CornetiteCu3(PO4)(OH)3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbca
8.BE.20ClinoclaseCu3(AsO4)(OH)3Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.BE.25ArhbariteCu2Mg(AsO4)(OH)3Tric. 1 : P1
8.BE.25GilmariteCu3(AsO4)(OH)3Tric.
8.BE.30AllactiteMn2+7(AsO4)2(OH)8Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.BE.30FlinkiteMn2+2Mn3+(AsO4)(OH)4Orth.
8.BE.30RaadeiteMg7(PO4)2(OH)8Mon. 2/m
8.BE.30ArganditeMn7(VO4)2(OH)8Mon. 2/m : P21/m
8.BE.35Chlorophoenicite(Mn,Mg)3Zn2(AsO4)(OH,O)6Mon. 2/m : B2/m
8.BE.35Magnesiochlorophoenicite(Mg,Mn)3Zn2(AsO4)(OH,O)6Mon. 2/m : B2/m
8.BE.40Gerdtremmelite(Zn,Fe)(Al,Fe)2(AsO4)(OH)5Tric.
8.BE.45DixeniteCuMn2+14Fe2+(SiO4)2(As5+O4)(As3+O3)5(OH)6Trig.
8.BE.45Hematolite(Mn,Mg,Al,Fe3+)15(As5+O4)2(As3+O3)(OH)23Trig. 3 : R3
8.BE.45KraissliteZn3(Mn,Mg)25(Fe3+,Al)(As3+O3)2[(Si,As5+)O4]10(OH)16Orth. 2 2 2 : C2 2 21
8.BE.45McgoverniteMn19Zn3(AsO4)3(AsO3)(SiO4)3(OH)21Trig. 3m (3 2/m)
8.BE.45Arakiite(Zn,Mn2+)(Mn2+,Mg)12(Fe3+,Al)2(As5+O4)2(As3+O3)(OH)23Mon.
8.BE.45Turtmannite(Mn,Mg)22.5Mg3-3x((V5+,As5+)O4)3(As3+O3)x(SiO4)3O5-5x(OH)20+xTrig.
8.BE.45CarlfrancisiteMn2+3(Mn2+,Mg,Fe3+,Al)42[As3+O3]2(As5+O4)4[(Si,As5+)O4]6[(As5+,Si)O4]2(OH)42 Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
8.BE.50SynadelphiteMn2+9(As5+O4)2(As3+O3)(OH)9 · 2H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
8.BE.55Holdenite(Mn2+,Mg)6Zn3(AsO4)2(SiO4)(OH)8Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Ccca
8.BE.60KoliciteMn2+7Zn4(AsO4)2(SiO4)2(OH)8Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmca
8.BE.70JarosewichiteMn2+3Mn3+(AsO4)(OH)6Orth. 2 2 2
8.BE.75TheisiteCu5Zn5(AsO4,SbO4)2(OH)14Orth.
8.BE.80CoparsiteCu4(AsO4,VO4)O2ClOrth.
8.BE.85WaterhouseiteMn2+7(PO4)2(OH)8Mon. 2/m : P21/b

Other InformationHide

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 SabelliiteHide

Reference List:
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Olmi, F., Santucci, A., Trosti-Ferroni, R. (1995a): Sabelliite, a new copper-zinc arsenate-antimonate mineral from Sardinia, Italy. European Journal of Mineralogy, 7, 1325-1330.
Olmi, F., Sabelli, C., Trosti-Ferroni, R. (1995b): The crystal structure of sabelliite. European Journal of Mineralogy, 7, 1331-1337.
Mineralogical Record: 27: 305.

Internet Links for SabelliiteHide

Localities for SabelliiteHide

ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Austria
 
  • Tyrol
    • North Tyrol
      • Inn valley
        • Brixlegg - Schwaz area
          • Schwaz
            • Ringenwechsel District
E Lackner collection
Hungary
 
  • Veszprém Co.
    • Balaton Uplands
      • Balatonfüred
HOM Collection,2006
Italy
 
  • Friuli-Venezia Giulia
    • Udine Province
      • Forni Avoltri
Bortolozzi G,M., Ciriotti M.E., Bittarello E. and Moeckel S. (2015): Monte Avanza, Forni Avoltri; Carnia (Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia): conferme e nuovi ritrovamenti. Micro,1-2015, 2-39.
  • Sardinia
    • Carbonia-Iglesias Province
      • Domusnovas
Olmi, F., Santucci, A., Trosti-Ferroni, R. (1995): Sabelliite, a new copper-zinc arsenate-antimonate mineral from Sardinia, Italy. European Journal of Mineralogy, 7, 1325-1330.
Spain
 
  • Asturias
    • Cabrales
      • Prado
        • Ortiguero
          • Hoyos de Alda
Vrtiška L, Sejkora J, Čejka J, Malíková R, Loun J (2017) Theisite, sabelliite and tyrolite from the Cu deposit La Mina Delfina, Ortiguero (Spain). Bull Mineral Petrolog 24: 1, 85-97.
Switzerland
 
  • Wallis (Valais)
    • Anniviers Valley
      • Saint-Luc
Ansermet, S. (2012): Mines et minéraux du Valais - II. Anniviers et Tourtemagne. With contributions by N. Meisser, Ed. Porte-plumes (Ayer)
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