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Calcioburbankite

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Formula:
Na3(Ca,REE,Sr)3(CO3)5
Colour:
Deep orange, silky white to light pink
Lustre:
Vitreous, Silky
Hardness:
3 - 4
Specific Gravity:
3.45
Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Name:
Named in allusion to its composition wherein CALCIum substitutes for strontium in regular Burbankite.
This page provides mineralogical data about Calcioburbankite.


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Classification of CalcioburbankiteHide

Approved
5.AC.30

5 : CARBONATES (NITRATES)
A : Carbonates without additional anions, without H2O
C : Alkali and alkali-earth carbonates
14.4.4.3

14 : ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
4 : Miscellaneous

Physical Properties of CalcioburbankiteHide

Vitreous, Silky
Transparency:
Translucent
Colour:
Deep orange, silky white to light pink
Comment:
pale orange, pale pink, colorless
Streak:
White
Hardness:
3 - 4 on Mohs scale
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
Distinct/Good
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Fracture:
Conchoidal
Density:
3.45 g/cm3 (Measured)    3.46 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of CalcioburbankiteHide

Type:
Uniaxial (-)
RI values:
nω = 1.636 nε = 1.631
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.005
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate

Chemical Properties of CalcioburbankiteHide

Formula:
Na3(Ca,REE,Sr)3(CO3)5
IMA Formula:
Na3(Ca,Ce,Sr,La)3(CO3)5

Crystallography of CalcioburbankiteHide

Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Class (H-M):
6mm - Dihexagonal Pyramidal
Space Group:
P63mc
Setting:
P63mc
Cell Parameters:
a = 10.447 Å, c = 6.318 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 0.605
Unit Cell V:
597.23 ų
Z:
2
Comment:
space group may also be P63mmc or P-62c

Type Occurrence of CalcioburbankiteHide

Synonyms of CalcioburbankiteHide

Other Language Names for CalcioburbankiteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Petersenite-(Ce)9 photos of Calcioburbankite associated with Petersenite-(Ce) on mindat.org.
Pectolite5 photos of Calcioburbankite associated with Pectolite on mindat.org.
Manganoneptunite4 photos of Calcioburbankite associated with Manganoneptunite on mindat.org.
Kupletskite2 photos of Calcioburbankite associated with Kupletskite on mindat.org.
Aegirine1 photo of Calcioburbankite associated with Aegirine on mindat.org.
Siderite1 photo of Calcioburbankite associated with Siderite on mindat.org.
Arfvedsonite Root Name1 photo of Calcioburbankite associated with Arfvedsonite Root Name on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

5.AC.05EiteliteNa2Mg(CO3)2Trig.
5.AC.10NyerereiteNa2Ca(CO3)2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmcm
5.AC.10ZemkoriteNa2Ca(CO3)2Hex.
5.AC.15BütschliiteK2Ca(CO3)2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
5.AC.20FairchilditeK2Ca(CO3)2Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
5.AC.25ShortiteNa2Ca2(CO3)3Orth. mm2 : Amm2
5.AC.30Burbankite(Na,Ca)3(Sr,Ba,Ce)3(CO3)5Hex. 6mm : P63mc
5.AC.30Khanneshite(Na,Ca)3(Ba,Sr,Ce,Ca)3(CO3)5Hex.
5.AC.30SanromániteNa2CaPb3[CO3]5Hex. 6mm : P63mc

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide

14.4.4.1Burbankite(Na,Ca)3(Sr,Ba,Ce)3(CO3)5Hex. 6mm : P63mc
14.4.4.2Khanneshite(Na,Ca)3(Ba,Sr,Ce,Ca)3(CO3)5Hex.
14.4.4.4SanromániteNa2CaPb3[CO3]5Hex. 6mm : P63mc

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 CalcioburbankiteHide

Reference List:
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VAN VELTHUIZEN, J., GAULT, R., and GRICE, J.D. (1995) Calcioburbankite, Na3(Ca,REE,Sr)3(CO3)5, a new mineral species from Mont Saint Hilaire, Quebec, and its relationship to the burbankite group of minerals. Canadaian Mineralogist, 33, 1231 1235.
BELOVITSKAYA, Y.V. & PEKOV, I.V. (2004): Genetic mineralogy of the burbankite group. New Data on Minerals 39, 50-64.

Internet Links for CalcioburbankiteHide

Localities for CalcioburbankiteHide

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.
Canada (TL)
 
  • Québec
    • Montérégie
      • La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM
        • Mont Saint-Hilaire
Van Velthuizen, J., Gault, R.A. and Grice, J.D. (1995), Calcio-burbankite, Na3(Ca,REE,Sr)3(CO3)5, a new mineral species from Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, and its relationship to the burbankite group of minerals. Canadian Mineralogist: 33: 1231-1236.
Mongolia
 
  • Dornogovi Aimag
    • Hövsgöl
Kynický, J. & Samec, P. (2005): Hydrothermally-metasomatic and exsolution-like mineralization of the carbonatites from selected localities at Gobi. Mongolian Geoscientist. sv. 9, č. 27, s. 52-55.
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Sakha Republic (Saha Republic; Yakutia)
      • Aldan Shield
New Data on Minerals (2004): 39: 50-64
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaya Oblast'
      • Northern Karelia
SUBBOTIN, V.V., VOLOSHIN, A.V., PAKHOMOVSKY, Yu.A., and BAKHCHISARAYTSEV, A.Yu. (1999) Calcioburbankite and burbankite from the carbonatites of Vuoriyarvi massif (New data). Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva, 128, 78 87 (in Russian with English abstract). P.M. Kartashov data; New Data on Minerals (2004): 39: 50-64
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