Borate Minerals and their features

The borate minerals are minerals which contain a borate (BO3) anion group. There are known over 100 different borate minerals.

Borax 

Chemical Formula :  Na2B4O5(OH)4·8H2O

Mohs Scale : 2 - 2.5

Crystal System : Monoclinic

Solubility : Solible in water

Melting/Boiling point : 743 C / 1575 C



Howlite

Chemical Formula :  Ca2B5SiO9(OH)5

Mohs Scale : 3.5

Crystal System : Monoclinic