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Colemanite

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Colemanit
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Colemanit
Fundort: Grube Kurtpinari, Provinz Balikesir, Türkei; Größe: 76x50x45 mm
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Location: Türkei/Marmararegion/Balikesir, Provinz/Susurluk/Sultançayırı (Sultan Tschair)/Grube Kurtpinari
Mineral: Colemanite
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Colemanit

Fundort: Grube Kurtpinari, Provinz Balikesir, Türkei; Größe: 76x50x45 mm

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Locality: Grube Kurtpinari / Sultançayırı (Sultan Tschair) / Susurluk / Balikesir, Provinz / Marmararegion / Türkei
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Colemanit
Fundort: Bigadiç Mine, Bigadiç, Balikesir Province, Marmara Region, Türkei
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Colemanit

Fundort: Bigadiç Mine, Bigadiç, Balikesir Province, Marmara Region, Türkei

Copyright: Stephan Wolfsried
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Fundort: Grube Kurtpinari, Provinz Balikesir, Türkei; Größe: 60x45x42 mm
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Fundort: Grube Kurtpinari, Provinz Balikesir, Türkei; Größe: 60x45x42 mm

Copyright: Fabre Minerals
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Locality: Grube Kurtpinari / Sultançayırı (Sultan Tschair) / Susurluk / Balikesir, Provinz / Marmararegion / Türkei
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Colemanit
Größe: 74x32 mm; Fundort: U. S. Borax Open Pit, U.S. Borax Mine, Boron, Kramer District, Kern Co., Kalifornien, USA
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Location: USA/Kalifornien (California)/Kern Co./Kramer District/Boron/Kramer Boratlagerstätte/U.S. Borax Mine/U.S. Borax Open Pit (Boron Pit, Rio Tinto Borax Mine)
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Größe: 74x32 mm; Fundort: U. S. Borax Open Pit, U.S. Borax Mine, Boron, Kramer District, Kern Co., Kalifornien, USA

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Colemanit
Größe: 17,2 x 8 x 7,1 cm, Fundort: Boraxo Mine, Ryan Area, Death Valley National Park, Inyo Co., Kalifornien, USA
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Größe: 17,2 x 8 x 7,1 cm, Fundort: Boraxo Mine, Ryan Area, Death Valley National Park, Inyo Co., Kalifornien, USA

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Größe: 3 x 1,9 x 1,6 cm, Fundort: Boraxo Mine, Ryan Area, Death Valley National Park, Inyo Co., Kalifornien, USA
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Größe: 3 x 1,9 x 1,6 cm, Fundort: Boraxo Mine, Ryan Area, Death Valley National Park, Inyo Co., Kalifornien, USA

Copyright: Rob Lavinsky
Contribution: thdun5 2013-02-07
Locality: Boraxo Mine / Ryan Area / Death Valley National Park / Inyo Co. / Kalifornien (California) / USA

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Collectors Summary

Color weiß oder farblos
Streak color weiß
Lustre Glasglanz, Diamantglanz
Hardness (Mohs) 4.5
Solubility +++ Säuren, + heißes H2O, !Detergentien
Crystal System monoklin, P21/a
Morphology meist pyramidische kurze Kristalle oder massiv

Additional information / Summary

Calciumborat

Chemism

Chemical formula

CaB3O4(OH)3·H2O

Chemical composition

Calcium, Bor, Sauerstoff, Wasserstoff

Unit weight: 205.548675 u; Number of atoms in the formula: 17

Info

Empirical formula:

CaB3O4(OH)3·H2O

Element

Symbol

Weight%

Atoms

Atoms%

Atom weight (u)

Sum weight (u)

Hydrogen

H

2.45

5

29.41

1.0079470

5.0397350

Boron

B

15.78

3

17.65

10.8117000

32.4351000

Oxygen

O

62.27

8

47.06

15.9994300

127.9954400

Calcium

Ca

19.50

1

5.88

40.0784000

40.0784000

Analysis wt%

CaO : 27.28, B2O3 : 50.81, H2O : 21.91 (Ref: berechnet)

Strunz 9th edition incl. updates

6.CB.10

6: Borate
C: Triborate
B: Ketten u. Band (Ino)-Triborate
10:Colemanit-Gruppe

Lapis Classification

V/J.03-010

V: NITRATE, CARBONATE UND BORATE
J: Kettenborate [B2O4] 2- bis [B6O10] 2-

Classification by Hölzel

6.CB.140

6: Borates
C: Triborates
B: Inotriborates
1: Colemanite-Group - 3(P+2T)

Dana 8th edition

26.03.05.01

26: Hydrated Borates Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
03: Hydrated Borates Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen

IMA status

Erstbeschreibung vor CNMNC-Gründung (1959), als Mineral meist anerkannt

Mineral status

anerkanntes Mineral

Optical Properties

Color

weiß oder farblos

Streak color

weiß

Diaphaneity (Transparency)

transparent, durchscheinend

Lustre

Glasglanz, Diamantglanz

max. Birefringence

0.028

Birefringence chart\! Colemanite title=Birefringence chart Colemanite

Michel-Levy Color Chart viewed according to the maximum birefringence (at 30μm). Mineral color is not taken into account. Click on the image to enlarge or change thickness.

RI value α / ω / n

1.586

RI value β

1.592

RI value γ / ε

1.614

Ri mean

1.597

2V angle

Biaxial (+) 55°

Orientation

X = b, Y ^ c = 6

Dispersion

Schwach, r > v

Optical Data Luminescence

Color LW-UV (365nm)

 

bläulich weiß

Color SW-UV (254nm)

 

bläulich weiß

LW-UV Other Colors

   

gelblich weiß, grünlich weiß

SW-UV Other Colors

   

gelblich weiß, grünlich weiß

Color SW-UV Afterglow (254nm)

 

grünlich weiß

Crystallography

Crystal System

monoklin

Class (H-M)

2/m

Space Group number

14

Space Group

P21/a

Cell parameters a (Å)

8.743

Cell parameters b (Å)

11.264

Cell parameters c (Å)

6.102

Cell parameters a/b or c/a

0.776

Cell parameters c/b

0.542

Cell parameters α

90°

Cell parameters β

110.12

Cell parameters γ

90°

Z

4

Volume (ų)

564.26

X-Ray Powder Diffraction

5.64(50),
4.00(40),
3.85(50),
3.29(40),
3.13(100),
2.550(50),
2.141(40),
2.010(50)

XRD chart Colemanite

Calculated from d-spacing and intensity at 0.1541838 nm (Cu)

Morphology

meist pyramidische kurze Kristalle oder massiv

Crystals 3D

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Crystal Structure 3D

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Physical Properties

Hardness (Mohs)

4.5

VHN (Hardness Vickers)

280 (ungefähre Angabe abgeleitet aus der Mohshärte)

Density (g/cm³)

2.423 (gemessen) 2.436 (berechnet)

2.419 ( ρ calc. Mineralienatlas )

Radioactivity

keine

Instability

+++ Säuren, + heißes H2O, !Detergentien

Preface

Occurrences

in Playa-Seen und Salzpfannen

Associations

Borax, Ulexit

Name from

nach dem amerikanischen Bergwerksunternehmer William Tell Coleman, * 1824, ✝ 1893

Author (Name, Year)

Hanks, 1883

References

Handbook of Mineralogy (Anthony et al.), 5 (2003), 158

Paolo Lotti, G. Diego Gatta, Nicola Demitri et al.: Crystal chemistry and temperature behavior of the natural hydrous borate colemanite, a mineral commodity of boron. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals Volume 45, Issue 5 (2018) S. 405–422.

Other languages

German

Colemanit

Spanish

Colemanita

English

Colemanite

French

Colemanite

Russian

Колеманит

Ukrainian

Колеманіт

Traditional Chinese

硬硼酸鈣石

Simplified Chinese

硬硼酸钙石

Alternative Name

Borspar

German

Neocolemanit

Spanish

Neocolemanita

Neocolemanite

CNMNC symbol

Symbol

Cole

Locations with GPS information

IDs

GUSID (Global unique identifier short form) LxnucDHFLU-5GQ7NQA8jKw
GUID (Global unique identifier) 70EE192F-C531-4F2D-B919-0ECD400F232B
Database ID 793