Mineralogy Database

Carboborite Mineral Data

Search Webmineral :
  
Advertisment

General Carboborite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca2Mg(CO3)2B2(OH)8•4(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 454.22 gm
   Calcium    17.65 %  Ca   24.69 % CaO
   Magnesium   5.35 %  Mg    8.87 % MgO
   Boron       4.76 %  B    15.33 % B2O3
   Hydrogen    3.55 %  H    31.73 % H2O
   Carbon      5.29 %  C    19.38 % CO2
   Oxygen     63.40 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca2Mg(CO3)2B2(OH)8•4(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Lacustrine borate deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1964
Help on Locality: Locality: China, at an unspecified locality [Dafangshan, Qinghai Plateau, Tibet]. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the essential anionic chemical components, CARBOnate and BORate.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 64685
  PDF 17-529