Mcallisterite



Mcallisterite, a magnesium boron hydroxide hydrate mineral, was found by [Dunn] as a colorless to white substrate for hexahydrite and starkeyite from Sterling Hill. It is also found as white formless blebs within starkeyite. It was verified using X-ray diffraction methods, and no analytical or physical data have been obtained. It occurs as part of an apparent efflorescence assemblage, associated with starkeyite, hexahydrite, and gypsum on franklinite-willemite ore from Sterling Hill. It has not been reported from Franklin. (Dunn, 1995)

 Location Found: Ogdensburg
     
 
 Year Discovered: 1963
     
 Formula: Mg2[B6O7(OH)6]2 · 9H2O
 Essential Elements: Boron, Hydrogen, Magnesium, Oxygen
 All Elements in Formula: Boron, Hydrogen, Magnesium, Oxygen
     
 IMA Status: Approved 1963
     
Fluorescent Mineral Properties

 Shortwave UV light: Cream
     
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 References:
Dunn, Pete J. (1995). Franklin and Sterling Hill New Jersey: the world's most magnificent mineral deposits. Franklin, NJ.: The Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society. p.641


The Picking Table References
 PT Issue and PageDescription / Comment
V. 58, No. 1 - Spring 2017, pg. 13Fluorescent Minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, N.J., Part 2, Richard C. Bostwick - Mcallisterite
View IssueV. 33, No. 2 - Fall 1992, pg. 11The Check List of Franklin-Sterling Hill Fluorescent Minerals - Mcallisterite (Fluorescent Info)
     
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