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Hydrochlorborite Mineral Data

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General Hydrochlorborite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca2B4O4(OH)7Cl•7(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 468.00 gm
   Calcium   17.13 %  Ca   23.96 % CaO
   Boron      9.24 %  B    29.75 % B2O3
   Hydrogen   4.52 %  H    40.42 % H2O
   Chlorine   7.58 %  Cl    7.58 % Cl
               -   %   Cl   -1.71 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen    61.54 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca2B4O4(OH)7Cl•7(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Dry-season evaporite mineral in playa sediments.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1965
Help on Locality: Locality: Unspecified locality, China [the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau, Tibet]. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the essential chemical components, water, chlorine and borate.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Hydrochlorborite + Pronunciation Say HYDROCHLORBORITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 100662
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