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Crude borax.

[Ultimately (probably via Portuguese tincal, atincal) from Arabic tinkār, tinkāl, from Persian tangār; akin to Sanskrit ṭaṅkaṇaḥ.]
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(Minerals) another name for borax1
[C17: from Malay tingkal, from Sanskrit tankana]
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The commercial boron reserves in Turkey are uleksite, colemanite and tincal. These ores are enriched by being subjected to a concentration treatment after being extracted as raw.
It was reported that the annual production is 320,000 tons of borate pentahydrate and 60,000 tons of dominant boron pentahydrate salt ([Na.sub.2][B.sub.4][O.sub.7] x 5[H.sub.2]O; tincal).