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Bakerite Mineral Data

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General Bakerite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca4B4(BO4)(SiO4)3(OH)3•(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 623.65 gm
   Calcium   25.71 %  Ca   35.97 % CaO
   Silicon   13.51 %  Si   28.90 % SiO2
   Boron      8.67 %  B    27.91 % B2O3
   Hydrogen   0.81 %  H     7.22 % H2O
   Oxygen    51.31 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca4B4(BO4)(SiO4)3(OH)3•(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Occurs as irregular veins in altered volcanic rock (Baker Canyon, Death Valley, California, USA).
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1903
Help on Locality: Locality: Corkscrew mine, Corkscrew Canyon, Death Valley, Inyo Co. California. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For Richard C. Baker, of Nutfield, Surrey, England, Mining Director of the Pacific Coast Borax Co., who discovered the mineral.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Bakerite Say BAKERITE