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Qilianshanite Mineral Data

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General Qilianshanite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: NaH4(CO3)(BO3)•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 181.87 gm
   Sodium    12.64 %  Na   17.04 % Na2O
   Boron      5.94 %  B    19.14 % B2O3
   Hydrogen   4.43 %  H    39.62 % H2O
   Carbon     6.60 %  C    24.20 % CO2
   Oxygen    70.38 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: NaH4(CO3)(BO3)•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Reaction of borate-rich waters with earlier sodium carbonates in a borate deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1993
Help on Locality: Locality: Juhongtu borate deposit, Qilian Mountains, Qinghai Province, China. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Qilianshanite + Pronunciation Say QILIANSHANITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1992-008