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Meyerhofferite is a hydrated borate mineral of calcium, with the chemical formula Ca2B6O6(OH)10·2H2O,[2] CaB3O3(OH)5·H2O[3] or Ca2(H3B3O7)2·4H2O.[4] It occurs principally as an alteration product of inyoite, another borate mineral.

Meyerhofferite
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General
CategoryNesoborates
Formula
(repeating unit)
Ca2B6O6(OH)10·2H2O
Strunz classification6.CA.30
Crystal systemTriclinic
Crystal classPinacoidal (1)
(same H-M symbol)
Space groupP1
Identification
References[1]

Natural meyerhofferite was discovered in 1914 in Death Valley, California It is named for German chemist Wilhelm Meyerhoffer (1864–1906), collaborator with J. H. van't Hoff on the composition and origin of saline minerals, who first synthesized the compound.[4]

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