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Larderellite Mineral Data

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General Larderellite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (NH4)B5O6(OH)4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 236.11 gm
   Boron     22.89 %  B    73.71 % B2O3
   Hydrogen   1.71 %  H      -   % Calc as (NH4)2O
   Hydrogen   1.71 %  H    15.26 % H2O
   Nitrogen   5.93 %  N    11.03 % (NH4)2O
   Oxygen    67.76 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: (NH4)B5O6(OH)4
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1854
Help on Locality: Locality: Lardarello, Val di Cecina, Pisa, Toscana, Italy Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for count Francesco de Larderelle (1848-1925), owner of the "BORAX mine" in Tuscany, Italy
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Larderellite + Pronunciation Say LARDERELLITE