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Sassolite Mineral Data

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General Sassolite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: H3BO3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 61.83 gm
   Boron     17.48 %  B    56.30 % B2O3
   Hydrogen   4.89 %  H    43.70 % H2O
   Oxygen    77.63 %  O
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            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: H3BO3
Help on Environment: Environment: Volcanic fumaroles and hot springs.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1800
Help on Locality: Locality: Sasso and the Tuscan lagoons, between Volterra and Massa Marittima, Italy. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after its locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Sassolite + Pronunciation Say SASSOLITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Boric Acid
  ICSD 61365
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