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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

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  Ginorite   Priceite

Comments: Clear platy crystalline coatings of ginorite on rock with white priceite.
Location: Corkscrew Canyon, Death Valley, Inyo County, California, USA. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Ginorite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.9308:1:0.8533
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 13.375, b = 14.368, c = 12.261, Z = 4; beta = 101.2° V = 2,311.35 Den(Calc)= 2.14
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: P 21/c
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 7.14(1), 5.36(0.3), 3.27(0.2),

Physical Properties of Ginorite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {010} Indistinct
Help on Color: Color: White.
Help on Density: Density: 2.07 - 2.09, Average = 2.08
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to Translucent
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3.5 - Copper Penny
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Ginorite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.087 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.057 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.252,KPDmeas= 0.2593,KC= 0.2385
Ncalc = 1.49 - 1.51
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (+), a=1.517, b=1.524, g=1.577, bire=0.0600, 2V(Calc)=42, 2V(Meas)=42.

Calculated Properties of Ginorite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.15 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Ginorite =2.14 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.04
Boson Index = 0.96
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEGinorite = 1.60 barns/electron
U=PEGinorite x rElectron Density= 3.45 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Ginorite is Not Radioactive

Ginorite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (26)Hydrated Borates Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (26.06)Dana Type
  (26.06.07)Dana Group Ginorite Ca2B14O23•8(H2O) P 21/c 2/m Strontioginorite (Sr,Ca)2B14O23•8(H2O) P 21/a 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 06.FC.15 06 - BORATES
  06.F - Hexaborates
  06.FC -Phyllo-hexaborates
06.FC.15 Ginorite Ca2B14O23•8(H2O) P 21/c 2/m
06.FC.15 Strontioginorite (Sr,Ca)2B14O23•8(H2O) P 21/a 2/m

Other Ginorite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic5) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Ginorite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - EUROmin Project
4 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
5 - GeoScienceWorld
6 - Google Images
7 - Google Scholar
8 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
9 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
10 - MinDAT
11 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
12 - Online Mineral Museum
13 - QUT Mineral Atlas
14 - Ruff.Info

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