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Sabinaite

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Ann Sabina
Formula:
Na4Zr2TiO4(CO3)4
Colour:
Colourless to white
Lustre:
Vitreous
Specific Gravity:
3.36
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
Named after Ann Phyllis Sabina Stenson (Lemberg, Saskatchewan, Canada 28 January 1930 - 29 September 2015), 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.


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Classification of SabinaiteHide

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

Physical Properties of SabinaiteHide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
Colourless to white
Cleavage:
Perfect
perfect {001} and distinct {010}
Density:
3.36 g/cm3 (Measured)    3.48 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of SabinaiteHide

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
Comments:
Mont Saint-Hilaire sabinaite is optically positive

Chemical Properties of SabinaiteHide

Formula:
Na4Zr2TiO4(CO3)4
IMA Formula:
Na4TiZr2O4(CO3)4

Crystallography of SabinaiteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
B2/b
Setting:
C2/c
Cell Parameters:
a = 10.17 Å, b = 6.62 Å, c = 17.97 Å
β = 94.32°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.536 : 1 : 2.715
Unit Cell V:
1,206.40 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
4
Morphology:
Tabular, flattened on c and slightly elongated on a.
Comment:
May also be Cc

Type Occurrence of SabinaiteHide

Synonyms of SabinaiteHide

Other Language Names for SabinaiteHide

German:Sabinait
Spanish:Sabinaita

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Analcime8 photos of Sabinaite associated with Analcime on mindat.org.
Siderite6 photos of Sabinaite associated with Siderite on mindat.org.
Cryolite4 photos of Sabinaite associated with Cryolite on mindat.org.
Aegirine4 photos of Sabinaite associated with Aegirine on mindat.org.
Albite3 photos of Sabinaite associated with Albite on mindat.org.
Ankerite1 photo of Sabinaite associated with Ankerite on mindat.org.
Petersenite-(Ce)1 photo of Sabinaite associated with Petersenite-(Ce) on mindat.org.
Microcline1 photo of Sabinaite associated with Microcline on mindat.org.
Horváthite-(Y)1 photo of Sabinaite associated with Horváthite-(Y) on mindat.org.
Leucophanite1 photo of Sabinaite associated with Leucophanite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

5.BB.05BarentsiteNa7Al(HCO3)2(CO3)2F4Tric.
5.BB.10DawsoniteNaAlCO3(OH)2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Imma
5.BB.15TunisiteNaCa2Al4(CO3)4(OH)8ClTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

11.9.1CerussitePbCO3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
11.9.2HydrocerussitePb3(CO3)2(OH)2Trig.
11.9.3DundasitePbAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
11.9.4Gysinite-(Nd)PbNd(CO3)2(OH) · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
11.9.5Schuilingite-(Nd)PbCu(Nd,Gd,Sm,Y)(CO3)3(OH) · 1.5H2O
11.9.6TuliokiteNa6BaTh(CO3)6 · 6H2OTrig.
11.9.7WeloganiteNa2Sr3Zr(CO3)6 · 3H2OTric. 1 : P1

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 SabinaiteHide

Reference List:
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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 SabinaiteHide

Localities for SabinaiteHide

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Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - 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.
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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