Museum of Nature
Na3-x(Ti,Nb)[Si12](OH,O) · 3-4H
Korobitsynite is a recently identified species from Mont Saint-Hilaire. The specimens were collected several years ago and identified as nenadkevichite. A forthcoming nomenclature on the labuntsovite-nenadkevichite group will be appearing shortly, it now totals 17 members.
Color is usually colorless to pale-gray.
Luster is vitreous.
Diaphaneity is transparent.
Crystal System is orthorhombic, Pbam
Crystal Habits “wagon-wheel” aggregates of prisms reaching 2 – 3 mm
Fracture is (??).
Hardness is approximately 5.
Specific Gravity is (??) g/cm
Streak is white.
Associated Minerals aegirine, albite, astrophyllites, calcite, fluorite,
microcline, molybdenite, pyrrhotite, rhodochrosite, rutile, siderite,
strontianite, titanite and zircon.
Distinguishing Features: (?).
Origin: Named in 1999 after Mikhail Fedorovich Korobitsyn (1928-1996),
amateur mineralogist and collector who made significant contributions
to the Lovozero alkaline complex.
CanMin 29: (1999)
DISTRIBUTION AND RARITY AT MONT SAINT-HILAIRE: