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Joan Abella i Creus
Crystal System:
Named in honour of Catalan gemmologist Joan Abella i Creus (born 13 December 1968, Sabadell, Catalonia, Spain) who found the mineral.
Known synthetic analogue. Chemically similar to sanrománite.

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Classification of AbellaiteHide

Approved, Pending publication
Approval Year:

B : Carbonates with additional anions, without H2O
E : With Pb, Bi

Chemical Properties of AbellaiteHide


Crystallography of AbellaiteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
3m - Ditrigonal Pyramidal
Space Group:
P3 1c
Cell Parameters:
a = 5.260(2) Å, c = 13.463(5) Å
a:c = 1 : 2.56
Unit Cell V:
322.58 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:

Type Occurrence of AbellaiteHide

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
Ibáñez-Insa, J., Elvira, J. J., Llovet, X., Pérez-Cano, J., Oriols, N., Busquets-Masó, M., & Hernández, S. (2017). Abellaite, NaPb 2 (CO 3) 2 (OH), a new supergene mineral from the Eureka mine, Lleida province, Catalonia, Spain. European Journal of Mineralogy, ejm2630_pap_gsw.

Synonyms of AbellaiteHide

Other Language Names for AbellaiteHide

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

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

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

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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.

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Localities for AbellaiteHide

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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.
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaya Oblast'
      • Lovozero Massif
        • Karnasurt Mt
          • Karnasurt underground mine
            • Karnasurt area
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.
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