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Teepleite Mineral Data

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General Teepleite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na2B(OH)4Cl
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 160.27 gm
   Sodium    28.69 %  Na   38.67 % Na2O
   Boron      6.74 %  B    21.72 % B2O3
   Hydrogen   2.52 %  H    22.48 % H2O
   Chlorine  22.12 %  Cl   22.12 % Cl
               -   %   Cl   -4.99 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen    39.93 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na2B(OH)4Cl
Help on Environment: Environment: Continental evaporate deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1939
Help on Locality: Locality: Borax lake, SE edge of Clear Lake, Lake Co., California. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for John Edgar Teeple (1874-1931), for his work on the chemistry of Searles Lake brines, Trona, California, USA.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Teepleite + Pronunciation Say TEEPLEITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 32518
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