Ann Phyllis Sabina was born in Lemberg, Saskatchewan in 1930. She grew up in Winnipeg and attended the University of Manitoba. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology in 1952 and then joined the Geological Survey of Canada in Ottawa. Ann was hired in the new research area of mineralogy known as X-ray diffraction by Dr. S.C. (Binks) Robinson. In those early years, Ann spent most of her time developing an invaluable database of X-ray diffraction patterns and their mineral specimen mounts, using specimens from the mineral collection and other sources, and this led to her first...

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