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Kurnakovite


Kurnakovite is a hydrous magnesium borate. Godlevsky (1940) described kurnakovite, naming it in honor of Professor Nikolai Semenovich Kurnakov (1860-1941), Russian mineralogist, Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Moscow. The mineral is rather arre globally, and teh largest and finetst crystals come from this occurrence in California. Unlike other hydrous borates, kurnakovite is relatively stable and will not dehydrate if kept enclosed in a box or safe in a drawer. This is a nice exmaple about 75% complete, showing some attached mud and small white aggregates of ulexite. From the collection of Richard Erd (1924-2008), a mineralogist at the USGS Menlo Park. Erd's collection label accompanies the specimen.

Price: $100

Item code: MS1799

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