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Ginorite Mineral Data

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General Ginorite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca2B14O23•8(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 743.60 gm
   Calcium   10.78 %  Ca   15.08 % CaO
   Boron     20.35 %  B    65.54 % B2O3
   Hydrogen   2.17 %  H    19.38 % H2O
   Oxygen    66.70 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca2B14O23•8(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Veins in sandstone (Sasso Pisano, Italy). Efflorescences on weathered basalt associated with colemanite-bearing limestone (Death Valley, California, USA);
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1934
Help on Locality: Locality: Sasso Pisano, eight km south of Lardarello, Tuscany, Italy. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Prince Piero Ginori Conti (1865-1939), Florence, Italy, for his contributions to the Tuscan borax industry.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Ginorite Say GINORITE