Minerals identify

Know how to recognize them

Inyoite

Nesoborates

Inyoite, named after Inyo County, California , where it was discovered in 1914, is a colourless monoclinic mineral. It turns white on dehydration. Its chemical formula is Ca(H4B3O7)(OH)·4H2O or CaB3O3(OH)5·4H2O.

Identification

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

2

Density ( specific gravity )

1.495
1.505
1.52

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic