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Wardsmithite

Wardsmithite

Formula
Ca5Mg(B4O7)6ยท30H2
Crystal System
Hexagonal 
Crystal Habit
Microscopic Crystals, Nodular 
Cleavage
Good, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
colorless, white 
Streak
white 
Class
Hexagonal 
Hardness
2.5 
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Wardsmithite from Ryan, Inyo Co., California, United States

Wardsmithite
            from Ryan, Inyo Co., California, United States

I think it is impossible to discern the Wardsmithite from a host of other white minerals on the specimen. Comparing the specimen with the main Mindat photo, the identification is reasonable. It has two older labels that state there is also Inyoite, Probertite and Ulextite (see prov. tab). It olnly occurs at the Boron deposits of California.

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