Inderborite

inderborite

inyoite

szaibelyite

ulexite

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Formula: CaMg[B3O3(OH)5]2.6H2O
Hydrated borate containing hydroxyl, inderite group
Specific gravity: 2
Hardness: 3½
Streak: White
Colour: Colourless to white
Solubility: Slowly soluble in cold water, rapidly soluble in hot hydrochloric acid
Environments

Evaporite deposits

Localities

At the type locality, Deposit No. 06, Inder B deposit and salt dome, Inder, Atyrau Region, Kazakhstan, inderborite occurs in a borate deposit in the caprock of a salt dome, associated with inyoite, colemanite, ulexite and szaibélyite (HOM, Mindat).

At the Sarıkaya B deposit, Kirka, Seyitgazi District, Eskişehir Province, Turkey, inderborite occurs in lacustrine (pertaining to lakes) borate deposits (HOM).

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