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|Name:||Named in allusion to its composition, being a BORate and CARbonate.|
This page provides mineralogical data about Borcarite.
Classification of Borcarite
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||5/H.13-10|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||6.DA.40|
6 : BORATES
D : Tetraborates
A : Neso-tetraborates
|Dana 8th edition ID:||126.96.36.199|
27 : COMPOUND BORATES
1 : Miscellaneous
|Hey's CIM Ref.:||10.4.3|
10 : Borates with other anions
4 : Borates with carbonate
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Type Occurrence of Borcarite
|Type Locality:||Snezhnoe B Deposit, Izvestkovyi Stream, Tas-Khayakhtakh Range, Dogdo River Basin, Polar Yakutia, Saha Republic (Sakha Republic; Yakutia), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia|
|Year of Discovery:||1965|
Physical Properties of Borcarite
Crystallography of Borcarite
Optical Data of Borcarite
|RI values:||nα = 1.590 nβ = 1.651 nγ = 1.657|
|2V:||Measured: 30° , Calculated: 32°|
|Maximum Birefringence:||δ = 0.067|
Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
|Dispersion:||r > v distinct|
Chemical Properties of Borcarite
|Essential elements:||B, C, Ca, H, Mg, O|
|All elements listed in formula:||B, C, Ca, H, Mg, O|
Relationship of Borcarite to other Species
|Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):|
|Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:|
Other Names for Borcarite
|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 Borcarite
American Mineralogist: 50: 2097.
Mineralogical Magazine: 59: 297-304.
Soviet Physics – Doklady: 20: 799-801.
Grew, E.S., and Anovitz, L.M. (1996) BORON: Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry, second edition, as revised (2002).
Internet Links for Borcarite
|Specimens:||The following Borcarite specimens are currently listed for sale on minfind.com.|
Localities for Borcarite
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(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.
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Locality Updated: Forsythe Mine, Cooksville, Howard Co., Maryland, USAFrom Bill Cordua, 9th Dec 2013 04:44:50