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Kernite Mineral Data

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General Kernite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na2B4O6(OH)2•3(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 290.28 gm
   Sodium    15.84 %  Na   21.35 % Na2O
   Boron     14.90 %  B    47.97 % B2O3
   Hydrogen   3.13 %  H    27.93 % H2O
   Oxygen    66.14 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %       97.24 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na2B4O6(OH)3•3(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Continental sedimentary basins.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1927
Help on Locality: Locality: Boron, Kern County, California, the county that contains the fabulous borate deposits at Kramer. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after it's locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Kernite Say KERNITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 10378
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