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Calciborite

Inoborates

Calciborite, CaB2O4, is a rare calcium borate mineral.

It was first described in 1955 in the Novofrolovskoye copper–boron deposit, near Krasnoturinsk, Turinsk district, Northern Ural Mountains , Russia It occurs in a skarn adjacent to a quartz diorite intrusive. It occurs associated with: sibirskite, dolomite and pyroxene It has also been reported from the Fuka mine of Okayama Prefecture , Japan

Identification

Color of mineral

White

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

3.5

Density ( specific gravity )

1.595
1.654
1.67

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Orthorhombic