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Halurgite Mineral Data

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General Halurgite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Mg2[B4O5(OH)4]2•(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 449.16 gm
   Magnesium  10.82 %  Mg   17.95 % MgO
   Boron      19.25 %  B    62.00 % B2O3
   Hydrogen    2.24 %  H    20.05 % H2O
   Oxygen     67.68 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mg22(B4)2(O5)2(OH)4•(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Occurrs in interstices and vugs in a rock salt diapir.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1962
Help on Locality: Locality: Chelkar salt dome, Ak-sa?i Valley, Uralsk district, Kazakhstan. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the Institute of Halurgy, St. Petersburg, Russia, for its studies of saline deposits.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Halurgite + Pronunciation Say HALURGITE