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Ekaterinite Mineral Data

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General Ekaterinite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca2B4O7(Cl,OH)2•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 333.11 gm
   Calcium   24.06 %  Ca   33.67 % CaO
   Boron     12.98 %  B    41.80 % B2O3
   Hydrogen   1.36 %  H    12.17 % H2O
   Chlorine  15.96 %  Cl   15.96 % Cl
               -   %   Cl   -3.60 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen    45.63 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca2B4O7Cl1.5(OH)0.5•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Calcite and calcite´┐Żanhydrite veins associated with a mineralized skarn.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1980
Help on Locality: Locality: From drill cores in the Korshunovskoye iron´┐Żboron skarn deposit, Irkutsk district, Siberia, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Yekaterina Vladimirovna Rozhkova (1898-1979), Russian mineralogist, Research Institute of Mineral Resources, Moscow, Russia.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Ekaterinite + Pronunciation Say EKATERINITE