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Borax from
Kramer Borate deposit, Boron, Kramer District (Kramer Borate District), Kern Co., California, USA

Mineral Species
Species:Borax
Formula:Na2(B4O5)(OH)4 · 8H2O
Description
Comments:The most abundant mineral in the deposit. Occurs as crystalline masses interbedded with clay-shale.
Quality for species:not specified / average specimens
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Schaller, Waldemar Theodore (1927), Kernite, a new sodium borate: American Mineralogist: 12: 24; Eakle, Arthur Starr (1929), Probertite, a new borate: American Mineralogist: 14: 427; Morgan, V. and Erd, R.C. (1969) Minerals of the Kramer borate district, California California Division of Mines and Geology Mineral Information Service: 22: 147; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 137, 259.
Associated Minerals:
Associates:Berthierite
Gerstleyite
Probertite
Pyrrhotite
Realgar
Stibnite
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Tincalconite7 photos of Borax associated with Tincalconite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Borax data
Locality Data:Click here to view Kramer Borate deposit, Boron, Kramer District (Kramer Borate District), Kern Co., California, USA
Localities for Borax in this Region
U.S. Borax Mine (Pacific West Coast Borax; Pacific Coast Borax Co.; Boron Mine; Boron open pit; U.S. Borax and Chemical Corporation Mine; Kramer Mine; Kramer pit; Baker Mine), Kramer Borate deposit, Boron, Kramer District (Kramer Borate District), Kern Co., California, USA
Baker Mine, U.S. Borax Mine (Pacific West Coast Borax; Pacific Coast Borax Co.; Boron Mine; Boron open pit; U.S. Borax and Chemical Corporation Mine; Kramer Mine; Kramer pit; Baker Mine), Kramer Borate deposit, Boron, Kramer District (Kramer Borate District), Kern Co., California, USA
Jenifer Mine (Jennifer Mine), U.S. Borax Mine (Pacific West Coast Borax; Pacific Coast Borax Co.; Boron Mine; Boron open pit; U.S. Borax and Chemical Corporation Mine; Kramer Mine; Kramer pit; Baker Mine), Kramer Borate deposit, Boron, Kramer District (Kramer Borate District), Kern Co., California, USA
U.S. Borax open pit (Boron pit), U.S. Borax Mine (Pacific West Coast Borax; Pacific Coast Borax Co.; Boron Mine; Boron open pit; U.S. Borax and Chemical Corporation Mine; Kramer Mine; Kramer pit; Baker Mine), Kramer Borate deposit, Boron, Kramer District (Kramer Borate District), Kern Co., California, USA
West Baker Mine (Suckow Mine; Suchow Mine), West Baker, Kramer Borate deposit, Boron, Kramer District (Kramer Borate District), Kern Co., California, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Borax
5.8km (3.6 miles) A Boron, Kramer District (Kramer Borate District), Kern Co., California, USA
18.4km (11.4 miles) B Rogers Lake (Rodriquez Lake; Muroc Lake; Rogers Lake Mine), Edwards (Muroc), Kramer District (Kramer Borate District), Kern Co., California, USA
75.7km (47.0 miles) C China Lake Mine (China Lake deposit), China Lake, China Lake [town], Kern Co., California, USA
82.6km (51.3 miles) D Searles Lake, San Bernardino Co., California, USA
87.8km (54.5 miles) E Lang Mine (Sterling Mine; Sterling Borax Mine; Tick Canyon Borax Mine), Tick Canyon Borate deposit, Tick Canyon, Lang, Los Angeles Co., California, USA
154.8km (96.2 miles) F Owens Lake Mine (Owens Lake Soad Ash; Owens Lake pit), Dirty Socks Spring, Owens Valley, Inyo Co., California, USA
155.4km (96.6 miles) G Death Valley, Inyo Co., California, USA
166.9km (103.7 miles) H Resting Springs, Resting Spring Range, Inyo Co., California, USA
168.6km (104.8 miles) I Unnamed Borax occurrence [2], Upper Noonday Camp, Nopah Range, Inyo Co., California, USA
169.7km (105.5 miles) J Furnace Creek District (Furnace Creek Borate District; Death Valley Area Borate Deposits; Ryan area), Inyo Co., California, USA
174.4km (108.4 miles) K Mesquite Lake (Palma Lake Playa; Dry Lake), Twentynine Palms, Twentynine Palms District, San Bernardino Co., California, USA
185.1km (115.0 miles) L Saline Valley, Inyo Co., California, USA
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