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Metaborite Mineral Data

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General Metaborite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: HBO2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 43.82 gm
   Boron     24.67 %  B    79.44 % B2O3
   Hydrogen   2.30 %  H    20.56 % H2O
   Oxygen    73.03 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: HBO2
Help on Environment: Environment: Fne-grained halite in a salt dome.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1964
Help on Locality: Locality: Chelkar salt dome, Ak-sa?I Valley, Uralsk district, and at the Inder borate deposit, Kazakhstan. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named from the Greek meta, as a lesser hydrate than orthoboric acid.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Metaborite + Pronunciation Say METABORITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 34639
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