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Tyretskite Mineral Data

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General Tyretskite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca2B5O9(OH)•(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 313.22 gm
   Calcium   25.59 %  Ca   35.81 % CaO
   Boron     17.26 %  B    55.57 % B2O3
   Hydrogen   0.97 %  H     8.63 % H2O
   Oxygen    56.19 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca2B5O9(OH)•(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Cavity in dolomitic saline rock, in drillcore from a depth of 1233 m.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1964
Help on Locality: Locality: Tyret railway station, on the east Siberian railway, in the Lena-Angara salt basin, Irkutsk district, Siberia, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Tyretskite + Pronunciation Say TYRETSKITE