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Sabinaite

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About SabinaiteHide

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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.


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

Crystal StructureHide

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IDSpeciesReferenceLinkYearLocalityPressure (GPa)Temp (K)
0005502SabinaiteMcDonald A M (1996) The crystal structure of sabinaite, Na4Zr2TiO4(CO3)4 The Canadian Mineralogist 34 811-8151996Mont St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada0293
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Geological EnvironmentHide

Geological Setting:
Alkaline intrusives

Type Occurrence of SabinaiteHide

Synonyms of SabinaiteHide

Other Language Names for SabinaiteHide

German:Sabinait
Spanish:Sabinaita

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
8 photos of Sabinaite associated with AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
6 photos of Sabinaite associated with SideriteFeCO3
4 photos of Sabinaite associated with CryoliteNa2NaAlF6
4 photos of Sabinaite associated with AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
3 photos of Sabinaite associated with AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
1 photo of Sabinaite associated with AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
1 photo of Sabinaite associated with Petersenite-(Ce)Na4(Ce,La,Nd)2(CO3)5
1 photo of Sabinaite associated with MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
1 photo of Sabinaite associated with Horváthite-(Y)NaY(CO3)F2
1 photo of Sabinaite associated with LeucophaniteNaCaBeSi2O6F

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. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
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) · 1.5H2OOrth. mm2
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

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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
GRICE, J.D. (1989) Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec: Canada's Most Diverse Mineral Locality. In: Famous mineral localities of Canada. Published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited & the National Museum of Natural Sciences, 190 pages: 100-108; 166-175.; HORVÁTH, L., GAULT, R.A. (1990) The mineralogy of Mont Saint-Hilaire. Mineralogical Record, 21, 281-359.
    • Montréal
JAMBOR, J.L., STURMAN, B.D., WEATHERLY, G.C. (1980) Sabinaite, a new hydrous zirconium bearing carbonate mineral from Montreal Island, Quebec. Canadian Mineralogist, 18, 25-29.; GRICE, J.D. (1989) A Mineral Locality in Montreal City. In: Famous Mineral Localities of Canada. Published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited & the National Museum of Natural Sciences, 190 pages: 109-114; 176-178.; TARASSOFF, P., HORVÁTH, L., PFENNINGER-HORVÁTH, E. (2006) Famous mineral localities: the Francon quarry, Montréal, Québec. The Mineralogical Record, 37, 5-60.
 
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