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Abellaite

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About AbellaiteHide

Joan Abella i Creus
Formula:
NaPb2(CO3)2(OH)
Colour:
Colourless to white
Lustre:
Vitreous
Specific Gravity:
5.93 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Name:
Named in honour of Catalan gemmologist Joan Abella i Creus (born 13 December 1968, Sabadell, Catalonia, Spain) who has long studied the minerals of the Eureka mine and also found the mineral.
Known synthetic analogue. Chemically similar to sanrománite.


Classification of AbellaiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2015
First Published:
2017
5.BE.X

5 : CARBONATES (NITRATES)
B : Carbonates with additional anions, without H2O
E : With Pb, Bi

Physical Properties of AbellaiteHide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent
Comment:
Vitreous to nacreous lustre
Colour:
Colourless to white
Streak:
White
Tenacity:
Brittle
Comment:
The aggregates of microcrystals are highly friable.
Density:
5.93 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Chemical Properties of AbellaiteHide

Formula:
NaPb2(CO3)2(OH)

Crystallography of AbellaiteHide

Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Class (H-M):
6mm - Dihexagonal Pyramidal
Space Group:
P63mc
Setting:
P63mc
Cell Parameters:
a = 5.254(2) Å, c = 13.450(5) Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 2.56
Unit Cell V:
321.5 ų
Z:
2
Morphology:
As coatings consisting of subhedral crystals; hexagonal platelets (up to ∼30 μm); Individual crystals: Tabular to lamellar habit and forming disordered aggregates.

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
3.193 (100)
2.627 (84)
2.275 (29)
2.242 (65)
2.029(95)

Type Occurrence of AbellaiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
As sparse coatings concisting of subhedral crystals not larger than 10 μm as well as larger hexagonal platelets up to ∼30 μm
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Cotype material is deposited in the collections of the Natural History Museum of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, specimen number MGB 26.350
Empirical Formula of Type Material:
Na0.96Ca0.04Pb1.98(CO3)2(OH)
Chemical Analysis of Type Material:
Na3.88 %
Ca0.29 %
Pb72.03 %
C4.17 %
O19.47 %
H0.17 %
Total:100.01 %
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:
Reference:
Ibáñez-Insa J., Elvira J.J., Llovet X., Pérez-Cano J., Oriols N., Busquets-Masó M., Hernández S. (2017): Abellaite, NaPb2(CO3)2(OH), a new supergene mineral from the Eureka mine, Lleida province, Catalonia, Spain. European Journal of Mineralogy: 29: 915-922

Synonyms of AbellaiteHide

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

5.BE.05ShannonitePb2OCO3Orth.
5.BE.10HydrocerussitePb3(CO3)2(OH)2Trig.
5.BE.15PlumbonacritePb5O(OH)2(CO3)3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3c1
5.BE.20PhosgenitePb2CO3Cl2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mbm
5.BE.25Bismutite(BiO)2CO3Orth. mm2 : Imm2
5.BE.30KettneriteCaBiCO3OFOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.BE.35BeyeriteCa(BiO)2(CO3)2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Immm

Fluorescence of AbellaiteHide

Non-fluorescent

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 AbellaiteHide

Reference List:
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Ibáñez-Insa, J., Elvira, J.J., Oriols, N., Llovet, X., Viñals, J. (2016) Abellaite, IMA 2014-111. CNMNC Newsletter No. 29, February 2016, page 200. Mineralogical Magazine: 80: 199–205.
Ibáñez-Insa J., Elvira J.J., Llovet X., Pérez-Cano J., Oriols N., Busquets-Masó M., Hernández S. (2017): Abellaite, NaPb2(CO3)2(OH), a new supergene mineral from the Eureka mine, Lleida province, Catalonia, Spain. European Journal of Mineralogy: 29: 915-922.
Siidra O., Nekrasova D., Depmeier W., Chukanov N., Zaitsev A., Turner R. (2018): Hydrocerussite-related minerals and materials: structural principles, chemical variations and infrared spectroscopy. Acta Crystallgraphica: B74: 182-195.

Internet Links for AbellaiteHide

Localities for AbellaiteHide

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.

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.
Russia
 
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaya Oblast'
      • Lovozero Massif
        • Karnasurt Mt
Pavel M. Kartashov analytical data of 2017, Reiner Mielke sample
Spain (TL)
 
  • Catalonia
    • Lleida (Lérida)
      • El Pallars Jussà
        • La Vall Fosca
          • La Torre de Cabdella (La Torre de Capdella)
            • Castell-estaó
Ibáñez-Insa, J., Elvira, J.J., Oriols, N., Llovet, X. and Viñals, J. (2016) Abellaite, IMA 2014-111. CNMNC Newsletter No. 29, February 2016, page 200; Mineralogical Magazine, 80, 199–205; Ibáñez-Insa J., Elvira J.J., Llovet X., Pérez-Cano J., Oriols N., Busquets-Masó M., Hernández S. (2017): Abellaite, NaPb2(CO3)2(OH), a new supergene mineral from the Eureka mine, Lleida province, Catalonia, Spain. European Journal of Mineralogy: 29: 915-922.
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