Overview:Boracite is similar to quartz, in that it has high temperature and low temperature phases. Boracite is an
evaporite mineral and it occurs associated with beds of halite,
anhydrite, and gypsum.A variety of Boracite is called
"Strassfurtite" and is a fibrous form found at Strassfurt, Germany. Boracite contains a high concentration of the
chemical Boron. Boracite is a mineral of a white or grey colour occurring massive and in isometric crystals. Crystals of Boracite
are vitreous, transparent to translucent, and occur in a variety of forms.
White, colorless, pale yellow, green and blue
2.9 - 3.0
Boracite is rarely used in jewelry. In industrial applications, Boracite is used as an ore of boron for boric acid and borax (a cleaning agent and useful industrial chemical).
A rare mineral, Boracite was first discovered in Luneburg, Hanover, Germany in 1789.
Yorkshire, England; Strassfurt, Germany; Bolivia; Chactaw Salt Dome, Louisiana and Otis, California.