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Chelkarite

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Description
Locality: 
Chelkar Salt Dome, Aksai Valley, Shalkar, Aktobe Province, Kazakhstan
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.7 × 1.7 × 1 cm
Description

Outstanding colorless platy crystals of the very rare borate mineral chelkarite from the type and only known locality worldwide, and associated hilgardite and anhydrite.

Ex Vandenbroucke Museum collection from Waregem, Belgium.

No duplicates available

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Chelkarite

Formula: 
CaMgB2O4(Cl,OH)2·5H2O Or near, with Cl:OH = 3:1
Strunz: 
6.HA.05
Hardness: 
0.0
Type Locality: 
Chelkar salt dome, Aksai Valley, Aktobe Province (Aqtöbe Oblysy; Aktubinskaya Oblast'), Kazakhstan...

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