Cochise College          Photos of Minerals

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                          Roger Weller, geology instructor

                                  copyright 2006-R.Weller

Mineral Information on:

Chemical Group:   borate

Chemical Formula:   

Color:    white                Streak:  white

Hardness:    3.5                 Specific Gravity:   2.58               

Crystal Forms:  Monoclinic?

Habits:  rounded nodules with black streaking
Mineral Associations:  other borates

Identifying Characteristics:

Uses:   as a gemstone (white) or dyed blue to resemble turquoise

Occurrences:  Lang, California

Toxicity:      when-swallowed-                            when inhaled-

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