Mineral Information and Data:

Santite
KB5O6(OH)4 • 2H2O [CNMNC approved formula]

Named for Giorgio Santi (1746-1822), Italian chemist and Director, Museum of Natural History, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.

IMA status : Approved Species 1970 ()
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
26.05.02.01  
  (26) Hydrated Borates Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (26.05)
  (26.05.02) Santite Group
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
06.EA.10
  (06) Borates
  (06.E) Pentaborates
  (06.EA) Neso-pentaborates
  
Crystal system: Orthorhombic System
Point group (H-M): mm2 — pyramidal
  
  
  
Other Properties: H2O Soluble.

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