Albite | Allophane | Alunite | Amblygonite | Amorphous Silica | Anatase | Andalusite | Anorthite | Anorthosite | Aplite | Aragonite | Asbestos | Attapulgite, Palygorskite | Azurite | Baddeleyite | Ball Clay | Barytes, Barite | Bastnäsite | Bauxite | Berthierite | Beryl | Biotite | Boracite | | Bornite | Brookite | Brucite | Calcite | Cassiterite | Celsian | Cerussite | Chalcedony | Chlorite | Chrysotile | Corundum | Dickite | Dolomitic Limestone, Dolostone | Fayalite | Feldspar | Galena | Gibbsite | Granite | Gypsum, Calcium sulphate | Hübnerite | Halloysite | Hectorite | Hematite | Hydroboracite | Illite | Illmenite | Iron Pyrite | K-Feldspar | Kaolinite | Kernite | Kyanite | Laterite | Lepidolite | Leucite | Limestone, Calcium Carbonate | Limonite | Magnesite | Magnetite | Malachite | Manganite | Mica | Microcline, Anorthoclase | Monazite | Montmorillonite, Bentonite | Mullite | Muscovite | Na-Feldspar | Nacrite | Nepheline | Nontronite | Oligoclase | Olivine | Organics | Pegmatite | Phlogopite Mica | Plagioclase | Potash Mica | Pyrophyllite | Quartz | Quartzite | Rutile | Sanidine | Saponite | Selenite | Sepiolite | Sericite | Serpentine | Shale | Sillimanite | Slate | Smectite | Soda Mica | Sodalite | Sphalerite | Steatite | Stibnite | Sylvite | Talc | Tremolite | Trona | Vanadinite | Willemite | Witherite | Zeolite

Borate Minerals

The major borate minerals are Colemanite and Ulexite. The geology required for borates is found in very few places in the world (mainly southern California, Chile, Turkey, Argentina, Spain, Russia). Borate minerals supply boron, a key flux in glazes, enamels, glasses, etc.

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Materials Colemanite
Materials Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate
Materials Boric Oxide
Materials Borax Decahydrate
Materials Boric Acid
Materials Anhydrous Borax
Materials Borax Pentahydrate
Materials Ulexite
Minerals Hydroboracite
Minerals Kernite
Glossary Boron Frit
Most ceramic glazes contain B2O3 as the main melter. This oxide is supplied by great variety of frits, thousands of which are available around the world.
Glossary Borate
Borate glazes, those fluxed with the oxide B2O3, are the most common type used in ceramic industry and hobby for low and medium temperatures.
Hazards Boron Compounds and Their Toxicity
URLs http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borax
Borax on Wikipedia

By Tony Hansen


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