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General Sabinaite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Na,Ca)4Zr2Ti(CO3)4O4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 634.87 gm
   Sodium     12.67 %  Na   17.08 % Na2O
   Calcium     3.16 %  Ca    4.42 % CaO
   Zirconium  28.74 %  Zr   38.82 % ZrO2
   Titanium    7.54 %  Ti   12.58 % TiO2
   Carbon      7.57 %  C    27.73 % CO2
   Oxygen     40.32 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.63 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na3.5Ca0.5Zr2Ti(CO3)4O4
Help on Environment: Environment: Dawsonite-rich sill.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1980
Help on Locality: Locality: St. Michel, Montreal Island, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Ann Phyllis Sabina Stenson (1930-), mineralogist, Geological Survey of Canada.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Sabinaite + Pronunciation Say SABINAITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 82488
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Comments: White, prismatic crystals of sabinaite on matrix.
Location: Poudrette quarry, Mont St Hilaire, Rouville county, Quebec. Scale: 4.5 x 3.8 x 3 cm.
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Sabinaite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =1.5357:1:2.7141
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 10.171, b = 6.623, c = 17.976, Z = 4; beta = 94.32° V = 1,207.47 Den(Calc)= 3.49
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: C 2/c
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 8.96(1), 2.99(0.5), 3.251(0.5),

Physical Properties of Sabinaite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {001} Perfect, {100} Distinct
Help on Color: Color: Colorless, White, Light yellow.
Help on Density: Density: 3.36
Help on Habit: Habit: Powdery - Forms a loose, poorly-coherent pulverulent mass.
Help on Luster: Luster: Earthy (Dull)
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Sabinaite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.028 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.01 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2292,KPDmeas= 0.2381,KC= 0.2316
Ncalc = 1.78 - 1.81
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.72-1.74, b=1.79-1.8, g=1.85-1.9, bire=0.1300-0.1600, 2V(Calc)=80-82, 2V(Meas)=85. Dispersion r > v.

Calculated Properties of Sabinaite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.33 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Sabinaite =3.49 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.04
Boson Index = 0.96
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PESabinaite = 40.72 barns/electron
U=PESabinaite x rElectron Density= 135.42 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Sabinaite is Not Radioactive

Sabinaite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 16a.05.04.01 (16a)Carbonates - Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (16a.05)with miscellaneous formulae
  (16a.05.04)Dana Group
16a.05.04.01 Sabinaite (Na,Ca)4Zr2Ti(CO3)4O4 C 2/c 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 05.BB.20 05 - CARBONATES (NITRATES)
  05.B - Carbonates with additional anions, without H2O
  05.BB -With alkalies, etc.
05.BB.20 Sabinaite (Na,Ca)4Zr2Ti(CO3)4O4 C 2/c 2/m

Other Sabinaite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Dana8) OPTIC PROP.(Dana8)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Sabinaite :
1 - Alkali-Nuts(English)
2 - Alkali-Nuts(Francais)
3 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
4 - Athena
5 - EUROmin Project
6 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
7 - GeoScienceWorld
8 - Google Images
9 - Google Scholar
10 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
11 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
12 - MinDAT
13 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
14 - Online Mineral Museum
15 - QUT Mineral Atlas
16 - Ruff.Info

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