borate mineral


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borate mineral

[′bȯ‚rāt ′min·rəl]
(mineralogy)
Any of the large and complex group of naturally occurring crystalline solids in which boron occurs in chemical combination with oxygen.
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Primary borate minerals are extremely soluble; therefore, unless protected after initial deposition from both surface and ground water, they quickly dissolve and are washed into the sea.
Nifontovite is a hydrated calcium borate mineral, [Ca.
Also present are insoluble impurities--anhydrite, magnesite, hematite, borate minerals (including boracite) and clays--which can make up as much as 50% of the rock, but are typically present at a much lower concentration.