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Meyerhofferite Mineral Data

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General Meyerhofferite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca2B6O6(OH)10•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 447.12 gm
   Calcium   17.93 %  Ca   25.08 % CaO
   Boron     14.51 %  B    46.71 % B2O3
   Hydrogen   3.16 %  H    28.20 % H2O
   Oxygen    64.41 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca2B6O6(OH)10•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Commonly forms pseudomorphs after inyoite by dehydration.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1914
Help on Locality: Locality: Mount Blanco mine, Mount Blanco, Black Mountains, Death Valley, Inyo Co., California. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Wilhelm Myerhoffer (1864-1906), German chemist who synthesized the mineral.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Meyerhofferite + Pronunciation Say MEYERHOFFERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 75922
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