Ameghinite

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Ameghinite
General
Category Nesoborates
Formula
(repeating unit)
NaB3O3(OH)4
Strunz classification 06.CA.10

Ameghinite (Na[H4B3O7][1] or NaB3O3(OH)4[2][3]) is a mineral found in Argentina. It is a soft mineral with a Mohs hardness of 2-3. Ameghinite has a Monoclinic crystal system.

It was first described in 1967 for an occurrence in the Tincalayu Mine, Salar Del Hombre Muerto, Salta, Argentina.[1] It was named for Argentine geologist brothers, Carlos Ameghino (1865–1936) and Florentino Ameghino (1854–1911).[2]

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