Chapter 13. Basic Geology and Chemistry of Borate

  1. William M. Carty
  1. Robert A. Smith

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294673.ch13

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 22, Issue 2

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 22, Issue 2

How to Cite

Smith, R. A. (2001) Basic Geology and Chemistry of Borate, in Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 22, Issue 2 (ed W. M. Carty), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470294673.ch13

Author Information

  1. U.S. Borax Inc., Valencia, California

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375723

Online ISBN: 9780470294673

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Keywords:

  • borate deposits;
  • basic geology;
  • elements of earth;
  • boron;
  • calcium borosilicate minerals

Summary

Boron is ubiquitous in nature at low levels and is only rarely found in high-grade deposits that are suitable as an economic ore body. Only a few commercially important borate mineral deposits are known, and their genesis is associated with boron transport to the surface in geothermal waters associated with volcanic activity. The chemistry and behavior of boron in Earth geological processes important to the genesis of these commercial deposits are reviewed.