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This page provides mineralogical data about Boracite Group.

Classification of Boracite Group

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Relationship of Boracite Group to other Species

Group Members:
Boracite 
Mg
 
3
(B
 
7
O
 
13
)Cl
Chambersite 
Mn
2+
3
(B
 
7
O
 
13
)Cl
Congolite 
(Fe
2+
 
,Mg)
 
3
(B
 
7
O
 
13
)Cl
Ericaite 
Fe
2+
3
(B
 
7
O
 
13
)Cl
Trembathite 
(Mg,Fe)
 
3
(B
 
7
O
 
13
)Cl

Other Information

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References for Boracite Group

Reference List:

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Canadian Mineralogist (1996): 34: 881-892

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  • Localities for Boracite Group

    The map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
    (TL) indicates type locality. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
    Australia
     
    • Tasmania
      • Rosebery district
        • Colebrook Hill
    [Boracite] Bottrill, RS, unpub data 2001
    Bolivia
     
    • Cochabamba Department
      • Chapare Province
    [Boracite] [MinRec 32:461]
          • Cristalmayu subdistrict
            • Chocolatal (Rocko Rancho)
              • Minasmayu valley
    [Boracite] (unpublished thesis)
            • Cristalmayu
              • Boston mine
    [Boracite] Alfredo Petrov, field collected specimens.
              • Cristalmayu valley
    [Boracite] Federico Ahlfeld and Alfredo Petrov specimens.
    Canada
     
    • New Brunswick
      • Kings Co.
        • Cardwell Parish
    [Chambersite] CM 43, 1469-1487
    [Boracite] Canadian Mineralogist (1996): 34: 657-665.; Canadian Mineralogist (1996): 34: 881-892
        • Hammond Parish
          • Salt Springs evaporite deposit
    [Trembathite] BURNS, P.C., HAWTHORNE, F.C. & STIRLING, J.A.R. (1992): Trembathite, (Mg,Fe)3B7O13Cl, a new borate mineral from the Salt Springs potash deposit, Sussex, New Brunswick. Canadian Mineralogist 30, 445-448. SCHINDLER, M. & HAWTHORNE, F.C. (1998): The crystal structure of trembathite, (Mg1.55Fe1.43Mn0.02)B7O13Cl, a mineral of the boracite group: an example of the insertion of a cluster into a three-dimensional net. Canadian Mineralogist 36, 1195-1201.
        • Studholm Parish
    [Boracite] Canadian Mineralogist: 43: 1469-1487.
    • Nova Scotia
      • Cumberland Co.
        • Pugwash
    [Boracite] R.C. Boehner, "Salt and Potash Resources in Nova Scotia", N.S. Dept. Mines and Energy, Bulletin 5, 1986.
    China
     
    • Beijing Municipality
      • Pinggu District
    [Chambersite] http://wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of03-220/DATABASE/lode_deposits.txt
    • Hebei Province
      • Chengde Prefecture
        • Xinglong Co.
    [Chambersite] Xiong Song (1989): Geology and Prospecting 25(5), 3-10
      • Zhangjiakou Prefecture
        • Zhuolu Co.
    [Chambersite] Xiong Song (1989): Geology and Prospecting 25(5), 3-10
    • Tianjin Municipality
      • Ji Co.
    [Chambersite] Xiong Song (1989): Geology and Prospecting 25(5), 3-10; Shikun Huang (1990): Geology and Prospecting 26(9), 6-11, 20; Fan, D., Yang, P., and Wang, R. (1999): Ore Geology Reviews 15(1), 15-29
    • Yunnan Province
      • Pu'er Prefecture
        • Jiangcheng Co.
    [Boracite] Xiaosong Xu and Jialing Wu (1983): Acta Geoscientica Sinica 5(1)
    Colombia
     
    • Boyacá Department
      • Vasquez-Yacopí Mining District
        • Mun. de Muzo
    [Boracite]
    France
     
    • Lorraine
      • Meurthe-et-Moselle
    [Boracite] Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 380.
    Germany
     
    • Lower Saxony
      • Celle
        • Hänigsen
    [Boracite] Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
        • Wathlingen
    [Boracite] Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
      • Elze
    [Boracite] Rob Lavinsky
      • Göttingen
        • Reyershausen
    [Boracite] Braitsch, O. (1961): Beiträge zur Mineralogie und Petrographie 8, 60-66.
      • Hanover
        • Lehrte
    [Boracite] No reference listed
    [Boracite] Weiss: "Mineralienfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
        • Wunstorf
          • Bokeloh
    [Boracite] Andreas Gerstenberg collection
      • Helmstedt
        • Grasleben
    [Boracite] Emser Hefte 1990(1), 11-23
      • Hildesheim
        • Diekholzen Potash works
    [Boracite] Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 380.
        • Giesen
    [Boracite] Aufschluss 1987(4), 114
        • Sehnde
          • Wehmingen
    [Boracite] Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 380.
      • Lüneburg
    [Boracite] Bergmänn.Journ. (1789) p. 378; Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 380; Clark, 1993 - "Hey's Mineral Index" p84.
    [Boracite] Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 380.
    • Saxony-Anhalt
      • Börde
        • Morsleben
    [Boracite] http://www.mineralienatlas.de/lexikon/index.php/Deutschland/Sachsen-Anhalt/B%C3%B6rde/Morsleben/Schacht%20Bartensleben
    [Ericaite] Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
        • Aschersleben
    [Boracite] Feit, W. (1889): Ueber Kaliborit, ein neues Borsäure-Mineral.- Chemiker-Zeitung 13, 1188; Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 368, 376.
        • Bernburg
    [Boracite] Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 380; Zeitschrift für Kristallographie 138, 64-99 (1973)
    [Boracite] Günther, W. (1999): Boracit, ein interessantes Mineral der Bernburger Salzlagerstätte. Aufschluss, Sonderband 34, 117-120.
        • Egeln
          • Tarthun
    [Boracite] No reference listed
    [Boracite] Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 388.
    [Boracite] Naumann, Zirkel: "Elemente der Mineralogie", 13th Ed., 1898; Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 380.
        • Stassfurt
    [Boracite] Naumann, Zirkel: "Elemente der Mineralogie", 13th Ed., 1898; Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 380.
    • Schleswig-Holstein
      • Bad Segeberg
    [Boracite] Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 380; Weiss (1990) "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich).
    • Thuringia
    [Boracite] Effmert, G.; Wurth, L. (2007): Bleicherode, Thüringen: Ein Feuerwerk von Gips-Kristallen, Mineralien-Welt 6/2007, p.42-47.
    [Boracite] Horst, U. (1989): Der Aufschluss 40, 115-120; Zeitschrift fUr Kristallographie, Bd. 138, S. 64-99 (1973)
      • Sondershausen
    [Boracite] Christian Bracke and M. Kampf specimens
      • Thuringian Forest
        • Merkers-Kieselbach
    [Boracite] F. Heide & E. Bader (1964): Boracit und Lüneburgit im Werra-Kaligebiet.- Chemie der Erde 23, 219-221
    Kazakhstan
     
    • Aktobe Province (Aqtöbe Oblysy; Aktubinskaya Oblast')
      • Aksai Valley
    [Boracite] Handbook of Mineralogy Vol V p 6; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
    • Atyrau Province (Atyrau Oblysy; Atyrau Oblast')
      • Atyrau (Gur'yev)
    [Boracite] Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow; Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30; Pekov, I. V. & Abramov, D. V. (1993): Boron deposit of the Inder and its minerals. World of Stones, 1, 23-30.
    • Western Kazakhstan Province (Batys Qazaqstan Oblysy; Zapadno-Kazakhstanskaya Oblast')
      • Oral Rayon (Uralsk Rayon)
    [Boracite] Handbook of Mineralogy; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
    Poland
     
    • Kujawsko-Pomorskie
      • Inowrocław
    [Boracite] Praszkier, T. (2010): Mineralien aus dem ehemaligen Salzbergwerk "Solno" bei Inowrocław. Mineralien-Welt 21 (6), 32-43.
    • Lower Silesia (Dolnośląskie)
      • Legnica
        • Lubin District
          • Lubin
    [Boracite] Kucha H. 1979: Anilite, Cu7S4, from Lubin mine, Lower Silesia, Poland. Mineralogia Polonica, vol. 10, 89-96; Piestrzynski, A., and Wodzicki, A. (2000): Mineralium Deposita 35, 37-47.
    • Wielkopolskie
    [Boracite] Jirásek, J.: Solný důl Kłodawa (Polsko). Minerál, 2004, roč. 12, č. 2, s. 98-102. ISSN 1213-0710 (excerpted from unpublished thesis Hanczke, T.: Mineralogia i petrografia soli czechstyńskich kopalni "Kłodawa". Doktroská práce, Uniwersytet Jagiellonski, Instytut nauk geologicznych, 1967.)
    Republic of Congo (Brazzaville)
     
    • Brazzaville Department
    [Congolite] American Mineralogist (1972): 57: 1315.
    [Congolite] American Mineralogist (1972): 57: 1315.
    [Boracite] Henry Rauche (2009) Updated Reserve and Resource Estimate for MagMinerals Kouilou Potash Project, Republic of Congo
    Russia
     
    • Eastern-Siberian Region
      • Prebaikalia (Pribaikal'e)
        • Irkutskaya Oblast'
          • Lower Tunguska
            • Nepa River basin
    [Boracite] American Mineralogist, Volume 87, pages 1509–1513, 2002
          • Zheleznogorsk
    [Boracite] Mazurov, M.P., Grishina, S.N., Istomin, V.E., and Titov, A.T. (2007): Geology of Ore Deposits 49(4), 271-284.; Mazurov et al (2007) Geology of Ore Deposits, 49, 271–284.
    UK
     
    • England
      • North Yorkshire
        • Eskdale
    [Boracite] Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 380.
        • Loftus
    [Boracite] BMS Collection; UK Journal of Mines and Minerals, No. 14 p4-7; Peter G. Embrey (1978) Fourth Supplementary List of British Minerals. Mineralogical Magazine 42:169-177
    USA
     
    • Alabama
      • Clarke Co.
    [Boracite] Rocks & Min.: 64:472.
    • California
      • San Bernardino Co.
        • Calico Mts (Calico Hills)
          • Calico District (Daggett District)
            • Borate
    [Boracite] Justin Zzyzx specimen
    [Boracite] Error in 1930s State publication, uncritically copied by several later authors.
    • Louisiana
      • Ascension Parish
    [Boracite] R&M 69:3 pp 156-162
      • Iberville Parish
        • Plaquemine
    [Boracite] Hurlbut, C. S., Taylor, R. E. (1937): Hilgardite, a new mineral species from Choctaw Salt Dome, Louisiana. American Mineralogist. 22, 1052-1057.; American Mineralogist 23:898
      • Plaquemines Parish
    [Boracite] R&M 69:3 pp 156-162
    [Boracite] R&M 69:3 pp 156-162
    [Boracite] R&M 69:3 pp 156-162
    • Texas
      • Chambers Co.
        • Mont Belvieu
    [Chambersite] American Mineralogist (1962): 47: 665-671.
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