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:  1           Specific Gravity:  1.65

Luster:  silky          Taste:  tasteless

Tenacity:  splintery                

Crystal Forms:  Monoclinic system
       Often found in rounded masses. 
       Fibrous form is marketed as T.V. ulexite because when polished at both
       ends it performs as fiber optics.

Mineral Associations:  other borates such as colemanite

Identifying Characteristics:  low density and fibrous nature


Occurrences:  Death Valley, California 

Toxicity:      when-swallowed-                            when inhaled-

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