Kernite meaning

kûr'nīt'
A colorless to white lustrous crystalline mineral, Na2 B4 O7 · 4H2 O, that is a major source of ore of boron.
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A colorless, soft, monoclinic mineral, hydrous sodium borate, Na2B4O74H2O, that is an important ore of boron.
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(mineralogy) A hydrated borate mineral, Na2B4O6(OH)2, originally discovered in the Mojave Desert.
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Origin of kernite

After Kern , a county of southern California