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Monte Azul deposit, Sijes, Los Andes department, Salta Province, Argentinai
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Monte Azul depositDeposit
Sijes- not defined -
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
23° South , 66° West (est.)
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Borate deposit in Sijes Borates Mining District, owned and prospected by Borax Argentina Inc., a subsidiary of Rio Tinto, who have cut some benches and trenches.

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South America PlateTectonic Plate
South AmericaContinent

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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5 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: CaMg[B3O4(OH)3]2 · 3H2O
Formula: Ca(H4B3O7)(OH) · 4H2O
Reference: Jewel Tunnel Import specimens.
Formula: Ca2(H3B3O7)2 · 4H2O
Reference: Jewel Tunnel Import specimens.
Formula: CaB6O9(OH)2 · 3H2O
Reference: Rock Currier collection
Formula: NaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
Reference: Alfredo Petrov specimen

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 6 - Borates
Hydroboracite6.CB.15CaMg[B3O4(OH)3]2 · 3H2O
Inyoite6.CA.35Ca(H4B3O7)(OH) · 4H2O
Meyerhofferite6.CA.30Ca2(H3B3O7)2 · 4H2O
Nobleite6.FC.05CaB6O9(OH)2 · 3H2O
Ulexite6.EA.25NaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Hydroboracite26.3.6.1CaMg[B3O4(OH)3]2 · 3H2O
Inyoite26.3.1.1Ca(H4B3O7)(OH) · 4H2O
Meyerhofferite26.3.2.1Ca2(H3B3O7)2 · 4H2O
Ulexite26.5.11.1NaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
Nobleite26.6.6.1CaB6O9(OH)2 · 3H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

H NobleiteCaB6O9(OH)2 · 3H2O
H InyoiteCa(H4B3O7)(OH) · 4H2O
H MeyerhofferiteCa2(H3B3O7)2 · 4H2O
H HydroboraciteCaMg[B3O4(OH)3]2 · 3H2O
H UlexiteNaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
B NobleiteCaB6O9(OH)2 · 3H2O
B InyoiteCa(H4B3O7)(OH) · 4H2O
B MeyerhofferiteCa2(H3B3O7)2 · 4H2O
B HydroboraciteCaMg[B3O4(OH)3]2 · 3H2O
B UlexiteNaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
O NobleiteCaB6O9(OH)2 · 3H2O
O InyoiteCa(H4B3O7)(OH) · 4H2O
O MeyerhofferiteCa2(H3B3O7)2 · 4H2O
O HydroboraciteCaMg[B3O4(OH)3]2 · 3H2O
O UlexiteNaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
Na UlexiteNaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
Mg HydroboraciteCaMg[B3O4(OH)3]2 · 3H2O
Ca NobleiteCaB6O9(OH)2 · 3H2O
Ca InyoiteCa(H4B3O7)(OH) · 4H2O
Ca MeyerhofferiteCa2(H3B3O7)2 · 4H2O
Ca HydroboraciteCaMg[B3O4(OH)3]2 · 3H2O
Ca UlexiteNaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O

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