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Shabaite-(Nd)

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Formula:
Ca(Nd,Sm,Y)2(UO2)(CO3)4(OH)2 · 6H2O
Colour:
Pale yellow-green
Lustre:
Pearly
Hardness:
Name:
Named after the Shaba Province (Katanga) where it was first found.
This page provides mineralogical data about Shabaite-(Nd).


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Classification of Shabaite-(Nd)Hide

Approved
Approval Year:
1988
5.EE.10

5 : CARBONATES (NITRATES)
E : Uranyl Carbonates
E : UO2:CO3= 1:4
16b.1.5.1

16b : HYDRATED CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
1 : AmBn(XO3)pZqxH2O & with (m+n):p = 1:1
11.11.16

11 : Carbonates
11 : Carbonates of Cr and U

Physical Properties of Shabaite-(Nd)Hide

Pearly
Transparency:
Translucent
Colour:
Pale yellow-green
Hardness:
2½ on Mohs scale

Optical Data of Shabaite-(Nd)Hide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.534 nβ = 1.590 nγ = 1.600
2V:
Measured: 44° , Calculated: 44°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.066
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
r > v weak

Chemical Properties of Shabaite-(Nd)Hide

Formula:
Ca(Nd,Sm,Y)2(UO2)(CO3)4(OH)2 · 6H2O
IMA Formula:
CaNd2(UO2)(CO3)4(OH)2 · 6H2O

Type Occurrence of Shabaite-(Nd)Hide

Synonyms of Shabaite-(Nd)Hide

Other Language Names for Shabaite-(Nd)Hide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Vandenbrandeite2 photos of Shabaite-(Nd) associated with Vandenbrandeite on mindat.org.
Kamotoite-(Y)1 photo of Shabaite-(Nd) associated with Kamotoite-(Y) on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

5.EE.05VogliteCa2Cu(UO2)(CO3)4 · 6H2OMon.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

11.11.1StichtiteMg6Cr3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
11.11.2Rutherfordine(UO2)CO3Orth. mm2 : Imm2
11.11.3Joliotite(UO2)CO3 · nH2OOrth.
11.11.4GrimseliteK3Na(UO2)(CO3)3 · H2OHex.
11.11.5BayleyiteMg2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 18H2OMon.
11.11.6MetazelleriteCa(UO2)(CO3)2 · 3H2OOrth.
11.11.7ZelleriteCa(UO2)(CO3)2 · 5H2OOrth.
11.11.8WyartiteCaU5+(UO2)2(CO3)O4(OH) · 7H2OOrth.
11.11.9UrancalcariteCa(UO2)3(CO3)(OH)6 · 3H2OOrth.
11.11.10SharpiteCa(UO2)6(CO3)5(OH)4 · 6H2OOrth.
11.11.11VogliteCa2Cu(UO2)(CO3)4 · 6H2OMon.
11.11.12AndersoniteNa2Ca(UO2)(CO3)3 · 6H2OTrig. 3 : R3
11.11.13SwartziteMgCa(UO2)(CO3)3 · 12H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
11.11.14RabbittiteCa3Mg3(UO2)2(CO3)6(OH)4 · 18H2OMon.
11.11.15Kamotoite-(Y)Y2(UO2)4(CO3)3O4 · 14H2OMon. 2/m
11.11.17Astrocyanite-(Ce)Cu2(Ce,Nd,La)2(UO2)(CO3)5(OH)2 · 1.5H2OHex.
11.11.18Bijvoetite-(Y)Y8(UO2)16(CO3)16O8(OH)8 · 39H2OMon.
11.11.19WidenmannitePb2(OH)2[(UO2)(CO3)2]Orth.
11.11.20ZnucaliteZn12Ca(UO2)(CO3)3(OH)22 · 4H2OOrth.

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 Shabaite-(Nd)Hide

Reference List:
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European Journal of Mineralogy (1989): 1: 85-88.
American Mineralogist (1990): 75: 433-434.

Internet Links for Shabaite-(Nd)Hide

Localities for Shabaite-(Nd)Hide

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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.
Democratic Republic of the Congo (TL)
 
  • Katanga (Shaba)
    • Kolwezi District
      • Kamoto
[Mandarino, 1997]; Eur. J. Mineral., 1990, 2; Lapis 17(3), 13-40 (1992)
Mineral and/or Locality  
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