Mineral Information and Data:

Biringuccite
Na2B5O8(OH) • H2O [CNMNC approved formula]

Named for Vannoccio Biringuccio (1480-1538/9), alchemist and metallurgist, author of the Pirotechnia.

IMA status : Approved Species 1961 ()
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
26.05.07.01  
  (26) Hydrated Borates Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (26.05)
  (26.05.07)
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
06.EC.05
  (06) Borates
  (06.E) Pentaborates
  (06.EC) Phyllo-pentaborates
  
Crystal system: Monoclinic System
Point group (H-M): 2/m — prismatic
  
  
  
Other Properties: H2O Soluble.

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