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Bort

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About BortHide

Formula:
C
Colour:
Black
A variety of Diamond

A black variety of Diamond.
Diamond material unsuitable for gems because of its shape, size, or
color and because of flaws or inclusions. It also occurs in finely
crystalline aggregates and is usually crushed into finer material.


Physical Properties of BortHide

Colour:
Black

Chemical Properties of BortHide

Varieties of BortHide

framesite A variety of black bort from South Africa showing minute brilliant points possibly due to included diamonds.

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for BortHide

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Localities for BortHide

ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Brazil
Hall, C. (1998) Identifying Gems & Precious Stones (The new compact study guide and identifier). Chartwell Books, Inc., 80 pp. (p. 18).
South Africa
Hall, C. (1998) Identifying Gems & Precious Stones (The new compact study guide and identifier). Chartwell Books, Inc., 80 pp. (p. 18).
 
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