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Sabinaite

Carbonate mineral

Sabinaite (Na 4(C. It crystallizes in the monoclinic as colorless to white prisms within cavities. It is more typically found as powdery coatings and masses. It has a specific gravity of 3.36.

It has been found in vugs sill and within sodalite in the alkali intrusion at Mont Saint-Hilaire.

It was first described in 1980 for an occurrence in the Francon quarry, Montreal Island. It is named after Ann Sabina (1930–2015), a mineralogist working for the Geological Survey of Canada.

Identification

Color of mineral

White

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic