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Billie Mine (Billie group; Ryan Mine; Billie I Mine; Billie II Mine), Ryan, Furnace Creek District (Furnace Creek Borate District; Death Valley Area Borate Deposits; Ryan area), Inyo Co., California, USA
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|System:||Monoclinic||Colour:||Colourless to white|
|Name:||Named as a primitive space-lattice polymorph of veachite.|
Classification of Veatchite-p
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||5/K.05-40|
5 : Nitrates, Carbonates & Borates
K : Layered borates with complex groups [Bx(O,OH)y]
05 : Volkovskite - Veatchite-A series
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Type Occurrence of Veatchite-p
|Type Locality:||Königshall-Hindenburg Mine, Reyershausen, Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany|
Physical Properties of Veatchite-p
|Colour:||Colourless to white|
Crystallography of Veatchite-p
Optical Data of Veatchite-p
|RI values:||nα = 1.550 nβ = 1.553 nγ = 1.620|
|2V:||Measured: 25° , Calculated: 26°|
|Maximum Birefringence:||δ = 0.070|
Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
|Dispersion:||r < v strong|
Chemical Properties of Veatchite-p
|Simplified for copy/paste:||Sr2B11O16(OH)5·H2O|
|Essential elements:||B, H, O, Sr|
|All elements listed in formula:||B, H, O, Sr|
Relationship of Veatchite-p to other Species
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Other Names for Veatchite-p
|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 Veatchite-p
Beitr. Mineral. Petrol. (1959): 6: 352.
Clark, Joan R. & M.E. Mrose (1960), Veatchite and p-veatchite: American Mineralogist: 45: 1221-1229.
Clark, Joan R. & C.L. Christ (1971), Veatchite: crystal structure and coordination with p-veatchite: American Mineralogist: 56: 1934-1954.
Grew, E.S., and Anovitz, L.M. (1996) BORON: Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry, second edition, as revised (2002).
Internet Links for Veatchite-p
Localities for Veatchite-p
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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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