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Berborite Mineral Data

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General Berborite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Be2(BO3)(OH,F)•(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 112.35 gm
   Beryllium  16.04 %  Be   44.52 % BeO
   Boron       9.62 %  B    30.98 % B2O3
   Hydrogen    2.47 %  H    22.05 % H2O
   Oxygen     67.64 %  O
   Fluorine    4.23 %  F     4.23 % F
                -   %   F    -1.78 % -O=F2    
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Be2(BO3)(OH)0.75F0.25•(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Serpentinized dolostone associated with W-Sr-B-Be-bearing skarns
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1967
Help on Locality: Locality: Luppikko deposit, Pitk´┐Żaranta district, Lake Ladoga, Karelia, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the BERyllium and BORate in the composition.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Berborite + Pronunciation Say BERBORITE