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. These and other life experiences partialize us, often without our realizing it, to certain kinds of minerals, and we will always have a soft spot in our hearts for them.
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.