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A polytype of Berborite

Original described from Saga 1 Quarry, Mørje, Porsgrunn, Telemark, Norway

Classification of Berborite-2H

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Physical Properties of Berborite-2H

Comment:crystals may have transparent cores and milky white rims
Density (measured):2.03 g/cm3

Crystallography of Berborite-2H

Crystal System:Hexagonal
Class (H-M):6 - Pyramidal
Space Group:P63
Cell Parameters:a = 4.433Å, c = 10.638Å
Ratio:a:c = 1 : 2.4
Unit Cell Volume:V 181.04 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Other Information

Health Warning:No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Berborite-2H

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Giuseppetti et al. (1990): Berborite polytypes. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie-Abhandlungen 162 (1): 101-116

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    Giuseppetti et al. (1990): Berborite polytypes. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie-Abhandlungen 162 (1): 101-116
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