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:  colorless to white                    Streak:  white


Hardness:  3                Specific Gravity:  1.953            Fracture:  splintery

Cleavage: 2 directions

Luster:  vitreous to pearly


Crystal Forms:  Monoclinic system

Mineral Associations:  ulexite

Identifying Characteristics:  slowly soluble in cold water

Uses:  source of borates

Occurrences:  Kern County, California

Toxicity:      when-swallowed-  poisonous          when inhaled-

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