Specific gravity: 1.9
Hardness: 2½ to 3
Colour: When fresh colourless and transparent, but usually white and opaque
Solubility: Slightly soluble in water; readily soluble in hydrochloric, sulphuric and nitric acid
Kernite occurs in chemical sedimentary environments associated with
colemanite and ulexite. The kernite is believed to have formed from borax.
It alters to tincalconite on dehydration.
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