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Ezcurrite Mineral Data

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General Ezcurrite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na4B10O17•7(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 598.16 gm
   Sodium    15.37 %  Na   20.72 % Na2O
   Boron     18.07 %  B    58.19 % B2O3
   Hydrogen   2.36 %  H    21.08 % H2O
   Oxygen    64.19 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na4B10O17•7(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Probably formed from solutions derived from dehydration of borax in a discordant deposit in folded playa siltstones and sandstones.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1957
Help on Locality: Locality: Tincalayu borax deposit, Salar del Hombre Muerto, Salta Province, Argentina. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Juan Manuel de Ezcurra (1900-1970), Manager of the Compania Productora de Boratos, S.A., owner of the Tincalayu deposit, Argentina.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Ezcurrite + Pronunciation Say EZCURRITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 10278
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