Ginorite R070305

Name: Ginorite
RRUFF ID: R070305
Ideal Chemistry: Ca2B14O20(OH)6·5H2O
Locality: Mott Mine, Twenty Mule Team Canyon, Death Valley, Inyo County, California, USA
Source: James Shigley
Owner: RRUFF
Description: White massive granular
Status: The identification of this mineral is not yet confirmed.
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R070305
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
REFERENCES for Ginorite

Anthony J W, Bideaux R A, Bladh K W, and Nichols M C (1990) Handbook of Mineralogy, Mineral Data Publishing, Tucson Arizona, USA, by permission of the Mineralogical Society of America. [view file]

D'Achiardi G (1934) Ginorite, nuovo borato di calcio di Sasso Pisano, Periodico di Mineralogia, 5, 22-32   [view file]

Foshag W F (1935) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 20, 403-404   [view file]

Fleischer M (1954) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 39, 402-408   [view file]

Allen R D, Kramer H (1957) Ginorite and sassolite from Death Valley, California, American Mineralogist, 42, 56-61

Perchiazzi N, Armienti P, Iaccarino S, Lezzerini M (2016) A contribution to the mineralogy of the Larderello geothermal field. X-Ray crystallographic studies on borate minerals "bechilite" and "lagonite" and crystal structure determination of ginorite, Atti della Società Toscana di Scienze Naturali, Memorie, Serie A, 123, 79-87

Pankova Y A, Gorelova L A, Krivovichev S V, Pekov I V (2018) The crystal structure of ginorite, Ca2[B14O20(OH)6]·5H2O, and the analysis of dimensional reduction and structural complexity in the CaO-B2O3-H2O system, European Journal of Mineralogy, 30, 277