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Bakerite

Nesosilicate

Bakerite is the common name given to hydrated calcium boro-silicate hydroxide, a borosilicate mineral (chemical formula Ca4B4(BO4)(SiO4)3(OH)3·(H2O)) that occurs in volcanic rocks in the Baker, California Discredited mineral: IMA2016-A.

It was first described in 1903 for an occurrence in the Corkscrew Canyon Mine of the Black Mountains , Furnace Creek District, Death Valley National Park, Inyo County, California It was named for Richard C. Baker , a director of the Pacific Coast Borax Company

Identification

Color of mineral

White

Density ( specific gravity )

1.624
1.635
1.654

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous
Dull

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic