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Named for a mineralogist at the Geological Survey of Canada who played a pivotal role in the characterization of the mineral, Ann Phyllis Sabina Stenson. It can be found only in the Francon quarry in Montréal, Sabinaite’s type locality, and the Poudrette quarry at Mont Saint-Hilaire in Québec, Canada. Sabinaite occurs in vugs in silicocarbonatite sills at the Francon quarry and in cavities in a sodalite syenite in a gabbro-syenite complex at Mont Saint-Hilaire.
Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/sabinaite.pdf
Named after Paul Sainfeld, who collected the initial type material and an Honorary Curator at the National School of Mines in Paris, France. At its type locality at the Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines in France, Sainfeldite occurs as a post-mine mineral that forms as the result of the reaction between carbonate gangue minerals with arsenic solutions. Sainfeldite can additionally be found in the Czech Republic, Germany, and Morocco.
Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/sainfeldite.pdf
More properly spelled Saléeite, this mineral is named for Achille Salée, who was a Professor of Geology at the Catholic University of Louvain in Louvain, Belgium. Saleeite can be found in the oxidized zones of U-rich metallic hydrothermal deposits as well as some U-rich sedimentary deposits. Saleeite can be found in many localities. It is strongly radioactive.
Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/saleeite.pdf
Named for Reno H. Sales who was the Chief Geologist at the Anaconda Company and was responsible for the beginnings of development at the Chuquicamata, Chile where Salesite gets its type, and only, locality from. This rare mineral occurs at Chuquicamata in the oxidized portion of the copper porphyry. Salesite is associated with kaolinite and quartz.
Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/salesite.pdf
Named to honor Mat sample, a Mine Superintendent for the Chile Exploration Company at Chuquicamata, Chile. Found in few localities in oxidized portions of copper deposits of arid climates, as well as in caves as a result of the reaction between copper sulfides in the walls and phosphate from bat guano. Localities include, additionally, Australia, Namibia, and South Africa, among others.
Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/sampleite.pdf