inyoite

inyoite

[′in·yō‚īt]
(mineralogy)
Ca2B6O11·13H2O A colorless, monoclinic mineral consisting of a hydrous calcium borate; hardness is 2 on Mohs scale, and specific gravity is 2.
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Or we were out field collecting with a friend and discovered a superlative pocket of meyerhofferite pseudomorphs after inyoite.
This salt deposit near Arequipa, currently being exploited, has produced some interesting borates, including spherical aggregates of inyoite crystals to 15 cm and crystallized ulexite.
A geologist friend of Dave Bunk has brought up a substantial consignment of specimens of very fine inyoite with meyerhofferite from an evaporite deposit at Nacimiento Sijes, Satta province, Argentina.