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Donnayite Group

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About Donnayite GroupHide

See also the insufficiently described "Mckelveyite-(Nd)".

Relationship of Donnayite Group to other SpeciesHide

Group Members:
Donnayite-(Y) NaCaSr3Y(CO3)6 · 3H2OTric. 1 : P1
Ewaldite Ba(Na,Ca,Y,Ce,K)(CO3)2 · 2.6H2OHex. 6mm
Mckelveyite-(Y) NaCaBa3Y(CO3)6 · 3H2OTric. 1 : P1
UM1992-05-CO:CaCeLaNaSr (Sr,Na,Y,REE,Ca,Ba)2(CO3)2 · H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
Weloganite Na2Sr3Zr(CO3)6 · 3H2OTric. 1 : P1

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Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

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Localities for Donnayite GroupHide

This 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.

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- 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.
  • South Australia
    • Olary Province
      • Yunta
[Donnayite-(Y)] [C. Kovac, pers com]
  • Lower Austria
    • Industrieviertel
      • Gloggnitz
[Donnayite-(Y)] Kolitsch, U. & Slama, M. (2016): Zur Mineralogie des niederösterreichischen Anteils des Semmering-Basistunnels: ein erster Bericht. Der Steirische Mineralog 31, 20-27 (in German).
  • Cochabamba
    • Ayopaya Province
[Donnayite-(Y)] A.R. Kampf
  • Manitoba
[Weloganite] Kyla M. Arden and Norman M. Halden (1999) Crystallization and alteration history of britholite in rare-earth-element-enriched pegmatitic segregations associated with the Eden Lake Complex, Manitoba, Canada Can Mineral, 37:1239-1253
  • Québec
    • Montérégie
      • La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM
        • Mont Saint-Hilaire
[Donnayite-(Y)] Chao, G.Y., Mainwaring, P.R., Baker, J. (1978), Donnayite, NaCaSr3Y(CO3)6 73H2O, a new mineral from Mont St-Hilaire, Quebec. Canadian Mineralogist: 16: 335-340.
      • Lajemmerais RCM
        • Varennes & St-Amable
[Donnayite-(Y)] HORVÁTH, L., PFENNINGER HORVÁTH, E., GAULT, R.A., and TARASSOFF, P. (1998) Mineralogy of the Saint Amable sill, Varennes and Saint Amable, Québec, Canada. Mineralogical Record, 29, 83 118.
[Donnayite-(Y)] Horváth, L., Pfenninger-Horváth, E., Gault, R. A., & Tarassoff, P. (1998): Mineralogy of the Saint-Amable Sill, Varennes and Saint-Amable, Québec. Mineralogical Record, 29: 83-118.
    • Montréal
[Weloganite] SABINA, A.P., JAMBOR, J.L., and PLANT, A.G. (1968) Weloganite, a new strontium zirconium carbonate from Montreal Island, Canada. Canadian Mineralogist, 9, 468 477. TARASSOFF, P., HORVÁTH, L. and PFENNINGER-HORVÁTH, E. (2006) Famous mineral localities: the Francon quarry, Montréal, Québec. Mineralogical Record, 37, 5-60.
      • Montréal-Est
[Weloganite] TARASSOFF, P., HORVÁTH, L. and PFENNINGER-HORVÁTH, E. (2006) Famous mineral localities: the Francon quarry, Montréal, Québec. Mineralogical Record, 37, 5-60. Canadian Museum of Nature collection specimens.
    • Nord-du-Québec
[Ewaldite] Nadeau, O., Stevenson, R. and Jébrak, M. (2014) The geology, petrology and geochemistry of the Montviel alkaline-carbonatite hosted lanthanide-Nb ore deposit, Abitibi, Canada. Abstract with Program, GAC/MAC Annual meeting 2014. 1p.
  • Greenland
    • Kujalleq
      • Narsaq
        • Igaliku (Igaliko)
          • Narsaarsuk Plateau
[Ewaldite] Petersen et al. (2003): N. Jb. Miner. Mh. 12: 543-555
  • Lombardy
    • Sondrio Province
      • Valtellina
[Mckelveyite-(Y)] Demartin F., Gramaccioli C.M., Campostrini I., Diella V. (2008): Canadian Mineralogist, 46, 195-203.
          • Lanterna Valley
            • Lanzada
              • Mt. Motta
[Mckelveyite-(Y)] Demartin, F., Gramaccioli, C.M., Campostrini, I., Diella, V. (2008): The crystal structure of mckelveyite-(Y)-2M, a new monoclinic polytype from Val Malenco, Italian Alps. Canadian Mineralogist, 46, 195-203.
  • Chelyabinsk Oblast
[Donnayite-(Y)] New Data on Minerals (2004): 39: 50-64
  • Murmansk Oblast
[UM1992-05-CO:CaCeLaNaSr] Ching Tji Le Tjy, Pobedimskaya, E.A., Nadezhina, T.N., Khomyakov, A.P. (1992): Polymorphism of donnayite (Na,REE)Sr(CO3)2.H2O. Moscow University Geol. Bull.: 47(5): 60-70; in: Jambor, J.L., Puziewicz, J., Roberts, A.C., (1995): New mineral Names. American Mineralogist: 80(11-12): 1332
[Mckelveyite-(Y)] PEKOV, I.V. & NIKOLAEV, A.P. (2013) Minerals of the pegmatites and hydrothermal assemblages of the Koashva deposit (Khibiny, Kola Peninsula, Russia). Mineralogical Almanac 189(2), 7-65.
      • Kukisvumchorr Mt
[Donnayite-(Y)] [World of Stones 95:5-6, p64]; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
[Donnayite-(Y)] Pekov, I. et al (2003): New Data on Minerals: 38: 20-33.
[Donnayite-(Y)] American Mineralogist, Volume 92, pages 1525-1530, 2007
[Ewaldite] Zaitsev, A.N., Yakovenchuk, V.N., Chao, G.Y., Gault, R.A., Subbotin, V.V., Pakhomovsky, Ya.A., Bogdanova, A.N. (1996): Kukharenkoite-(Ce), Ва2Се(СО3)3F, a new mineral from Kola Peninsula, Russia, and Québec, Canada. European Journal of Mineralogy, 8, 1327—1336; Pekov I.V. (1998): Minerals first discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union. Ocean Picture, Moscow, 369 pp.; Zaitsev, A.N., Wall, F., Le Bas, M.J. (1998): REE-Sr-Ba minerals from the Khibina carbonatites, Kola peninsula, Russia: their mineralogy, paragenesis and evolution. Mineralogical Magazine, 62, 225-250; Yakovenchuk, V.N., Ivanyuk, G.Yu., Pakhomovsky, Ya.A., Men'shikov, Yu.P. (2005): Khibiny. Laplandia Minerals Ltd. (in association with the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland), Apatity, 468 pp.
[Donnayite-(Y)] - Khomyakov, A. P. (1995): Mineralogy of hyperagpaitic alkaline rocks. Clarendon Press, Oxford, 223 pp.
    • Northern Karelia
[Ewaldite] New Data on Minerals (2004): 39: 50-64
[Mckelveyite-(Y)] Sorokhtina, N.V., Chukanov, N.V., Voloshin, A.V., Pakhomovsky, Y.A., Bogdanova, A.N., and Moiseev, M.M. (2008): Geology of Ore Deposits 50(7), 620-628.
South Africa
  • North West
    • Bojanala Platinum District
[Weloganite] R. Liferovich -L. Horváth p.c. 2004
    • Ngaka Modiri Molema District
[Donnayite-(Y)] VERWOERD, W.J. (1993) Update on carbonatites of South Africa and Namibia. South African Journal of Geology, 96(3), 75-95.
  • Wales
    • Powys
      • Old Radnor
        • Wethel
[Ewaldite] National Museum of Wales Database.; Wight, Q. (2006) Micromounting. Mineralogical Record 37 (4), p.320.; Hubbard, N., Green, D.I., and Tindle, A.G. (2008) Barium Zeolites and Calcioancylite-(Ce) From Guisachan Quarry, Tomich, Highland, Scotland. Journal of the Russell Society, vol. 11, 73-79. Cotterell, T.F. et al. (2011) The mineralogy of Dolyhir quarry, Old Radnor, Powys, Wales. UK Journal of Mines & Minerals, vol. 32, 5-61.
  • Wyoming
    • Sweetwater Co.
      • Green River Formation
[Ewaldite] American Mineralogist: 56: 2156.
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