Definition of Colemanite

1. n. A hydrous borate of lime occurring in transparent colorless or white crystals, also massive, in Southern California.



Definition of Colemanite

1. Noun. (minerology) A white, grey or colorless mineral form of calcium borate; a principal source of boron. ¹

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Definition of Colemanite

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Colemanite

coldwork
coldworked
coldworking
cole
colead
coleader
coleaders
coleading
coleads
colectasia
colectomies
colectomy
coled
colegatee
colegatees
colemanite (current term)
colemanites
colemouse
coleo-
coleocele
coleoid
coleoids
coleopter
coleoptera
coleopteral
coleopteran
coleopterans
coleoptericin
coleopterist
coleopterists

Literary usage of Colemanite

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1. The Mineral Industry (1897)
"... 5 B203, 10 H20) with 43* boric anhydride; colemanite is borate of calcium (2 CaO, ... colemanite from a vein or bedded deposit 5 miles east of Calico, ..."

2. General Economic Geology: A Textbook by William Harvey Emmons (1922)
"The principal borax mineral is colemanite, the beds of which are locally 15 feet or ... colemanite reported. Town of Borate, San Bernardino works of Pacific ..."

3. The Non-metallic Minerals: Their Occurrence and Uses by George Perkins Merrill (1910)
"Insoluble in cold water, and only slightly so in hot, the solution being alkaline. Hardness, 1; specific gravity, 1.65. 3. colemanite. Composition. ..."

4. Geology of the Non-metallic Mineral Deposits Other Than Silicates by Amadeus William Grabau (1920)
"... schists, and slates, cut by dikes of quartz-porphyry and by gabbro. Here, too, it is associated with sulphides of the metals. Borates colemanite ..."

5. Mineral Deposits by Waldemar Lindgren (1919)
"The upper part of the clay series carries gypsum, colemanite, and thin layers of ... Within the colemanite- bearing beds, which may be as much as 50 ..."

6. The Principles of Economic Geology by William Harvey Emmons (1918)
"The solid matter in a spring on the margin of this lake contains 25.61 per cent. B407. The principal borax minerals are colemanite ..."

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