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Gowerite Mineral Data

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General Gowerite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaB6O10•5(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 355.01 gm
   Calcium   11.29 %  Ca   15.80 % CaO
   Boron     18.27 %  B    58.83 % B2O3
   Hydrogen   2.84 %  H    25.37 % H2O
   Oxygen    67.60 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CaB6O10•5(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Lacusterine limestone deposits containing borate minerals.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1959
Help on Locality: Locality: Mott open cut, head of 20 mule Team Canyon, Death Valley, Inyo Co. California. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Harrison Preston Gower (1890-1967), Mining Manager, U.S. Borax and Chemical Company, USA.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Gowerite Say GOWERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 22047
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