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Pinnoite Mineral Data

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General Pinnoite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: MgB2O4•3(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 163.97 gm
   Magnesium  14.82 %  Mg   24.58 % MgO
   Boron      13.19 %  B    42.46 % B2O3
   Hydrogen    3.69 %  H    32.96 % H2O
   Oxygen     68.30 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: MgB2O4•3(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Evaporite salt deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1884
Help on Locality: Locality: Stassfurt and Aschersleben, Saxony, Germany. Eagle Borax works, Death Valley, California, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for chief councilor of Mines, Pinno, of Halle, Germany.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Pinnoite Say PINNOITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 20662
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