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|Name:||The name alludes to the composition, containing CALCIum and BORon.|
Classification of Calciborite
|IMA status:||Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"|
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||5/J.02-10|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||6.BC.10|
6 : BORATES
B : Diborates
C : Ino-diborates with triangles and/or tetrahedra
|Dana 8th edition ID:||18.104.22.168|
24 : ANHYDROUS BORATES
5 : Miscellaneous
|Hey's CIM Ref.:||9.3.1|
9 : Borates
3 : Borates of Ca and Sr
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Type Occurrence of Calciborite
|Type Locality:||Novofrolovskoye B-Cu deposit, Turjinsk, Turya river, Krasnoturjinsk (Bogolovsk; Krasnotur'insk; Krasnoturyinsk), Sverdlovskaya Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia|
|Year of Discovery:||1955|
Crystallography of Calciborite
|Cell Parameters:||a = 8.38Å, b = 13.82Å, c = 5Å|
|Ratio:||a:b:c = 0.606 : 1 : 0.362|
|Unit Cell Volume:||V 579.06 Å³ (Calculated from Unit Cell)|
Optical Data of Calciborite
|RI values:||nα = 1.595 nβ = 1.654 nγ = 1.670|
|2V:||Measured: 54° , Calculated: 52°|
|Maximum Birefringence:||δ = 0.075|
Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
|Dispersion:||r > v or r < v|
Chemical Properties of Calciborite
|Simplified for copy/paste:||Ca(B2O4)|
|Essential elements:||B, Ca, O|
|All elements listed in formula:||B, Ca, O|
Relationship of Calciborite to other Species
|Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):|
|Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:|
Other Names for Calciborite
|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 Calciborite
American Mineralogist (1956): 41: 815.
American Mineralogist (1964): 49: 820.
Soviet Physics – Doklady: 15: 1003-1005.
Grew, E.S., and Anovitz, L.M. (1996) BORON: Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry, second edition, as revised (2002).
Internet Links for Calciborite
Localities for Calciborite
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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: Garies, Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province, South AfricaFrom Debbie Woolf, 7th Mar 2014 10:41:03