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Ulexite Mineral Data

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General Ulexite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: NaCaB5O6(OH)6•5(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 405.23 gm
   Sodium     5.67 %  Na    7.65 % Na2O
   Calcium    9.89 %  Ca   13.84 % CaO
   Boron     13.34 %  B    42.95 % B2O3
   Hydrogen   3.98 %  H    35.57 % H2O
   Oxygen    67.12 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: NaCaB5O6(OH)6•5(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary borate mineral probably derived from alteration of borax under mild heat, pressure and addition of Ca.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1850
Help on Locality: Locality: Iquique, Tarapac´┐Ż, Chile. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the German chemist, George Ludwig Ulex (1811-1883).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Ulexite Say ULEXITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 100565
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