kernite


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kernite

[′kər‚nīt]
(mineralogy)
Na2B4O7·4H2O A colorless to white hydrous borate mineral crystallizing in the monoclinic system and having vitreous luster; an important source of boron. Also known as rasorite.
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Now the patterns have been changed to 6.1 m x 6.1 m in the kernite, 7.9 mx 7.9 m in the borax ore and 9.1 m x 9.1 m in the overburden.
The ore consists of a lenticular sedimentary facies of borax and kernite together with varying amounts of interstitial and interbedded claystone.
* Kernite, [Na.sub.2][B.sub.4][O.sub.7][center dot]4[H.sub.2]O, is a natural sodium borate used for the manufacture of boric acid (kernite is actually a metamorphosed form of tincal with fewer water molecules in the compound).