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Boracite Group

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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 Mg3(B7O13)Cl
Chambersite Mn32+(B7O13)Cl
Congolite (Fe2+,Mg)3(B7O13)Cl
Ericaite Fe32+(B7O13)Cl
Trembathite (Mg,Fe)3(B7O13)Cl

Other Information

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

References for Boracite Group

Reference List:
Canadian Mineralogist (1996): 34: 881-892

Internet Links for Boracite Group

Localities for Boracite Group

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 for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? 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[Boracite] (unpublished thesis)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
[Boracite] Smith, F.W., Dearlove, J.P.L., Kemp, S.J., Bell, C.P., Milne, C.J. and Pottas, T.L. (2014) Potash – Recent exploration developments in North Yorkshire. Pp. 45-50 in Hunger, E., Brown, T. J. and Lucas, G. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 17th Extractive Industry Geology Conference, EIG Conferences Ltd. 202pp
[Boracite] Smith, F.W., Dearlove, J.P.L., Kemp, S.J., Bell, C.P., Milne, C.J. and Pottas, T.L. (2014) Potash – Recent exploration developments in North Yorkshire. Pp. 45-50 in Hunger, E., Brown, T. J. and Lucas, G. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 17th Extractive Industry Geology Conference, EIG Conferences Ltd. 202pp
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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