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Chambersite

Tektoborates

Chambersite is a manganese with formula: Mn3B7O13Cl. It is a member of the borate mineral series that includes other minerals such as ericaite When chambersite was first discovered, it was the second chemical analogue of boracite to be found in nature. It was discovered as a mineral at Barber's Hill salt dome in 1957 and in 1971 at the Dongshuichang , Tianjin Chambersite occurs associated with the evaporite minerals halite

Identification

Color of mineral

Purple

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

7

Density ( specific gravity )

1.732
1.737
1.744

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Orthorhombic