a colorless, soft, monoclinic mineral, hydrous sodium borate, NaBO4HO, that is an important ore of boron
Origin of kerniteafter Kern County, Calif., where mined + -ite
A colorless to white lustrous crystalline mineral, Na2B4O7 · 4H2O, that is a major source of ore of boron.
Origin of kerniteAfter Kern , a county of southern California
From Kern County, California.