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Sabinaite

Sabinaite

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

Formula
Na4TiZr2O4(CO3)4 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Powdery 
Cleavage
Perfect, Distinct, None 
Luster
Earthy (Dull) 
Color
colorless, white, light yellow 
Streak
white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Hardness
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Sabinaite from Mont Saint-Hilaire, Rouville Co., Quebec, Canada

Sabinaite
            from Mont Saint-Hilaire, Rouville Co., Quebec, Canada

Clear or slightly honey yellow, pseudo hexagonal micro crystals to 1mm

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