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Sborgite Mineral Data

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General Sborgite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: NaB5O6(OH)4•3(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 295.11 gm
   Sodium     7.79 %  Na   10.50 % Na2O
   Boron     18.32 %  B    58.98 % B2O3
   Hydrogen   3.42 %  H    30.52 % H2O
   Oxygen    70.48 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: NaB5O6(OH)4•3(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Pipe scale at a reduction works for borates from hot spring lagoons, between 32 deg C and 60 deg C.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1957
Help on Locality: Locality: Larderello, Val di Cecina, Tuscany, Italy. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Umberto Sborgi (1883-1955), Italian chemist, University of Milan, Milan, Italy.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Sborgite Say SBORGITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 2849
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