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Wollastonite-7Å

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Formula:
CaSiO
 
3
Colour:WhiteLustre:Vitreous
Hardness:5
Name:Named after William Hyde Wollaston (1766-1828), English chemist and mineralogist who discovered palladium (1804) and rhodium (1809) and invented the reflecting goniometer (1809) and the camera lucida (1812).
A polytype of Wollastonite

The polytype wollastonite-7A (also known as -7T) was originally described from Fuka mine, Bitchu-cho (Bicchu-cho), Takahashi, Okayama Prefecture, Chugoku Region, Honshu Island, Japan.

Classification of Wollastonite-7Å

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Physical Properties of Wollastonite-7Å

Lustre:Vitreous
Colour:White
Streak:White
Hardness (Mohs):5

Chemical Properties of Wollastonite-7Å

Formula:
CaSiO
 
3
Simplified for copy/paste:CaSiO3
Essential elements:Ca, O, Si
All elements listed in formula:Ca, O, Si

Other Names for Wollastonite-

Synonyms:
Wollastonite-7T
Other Languages:
Russian:Волластонит-7Å

Other Information

Health Warning:No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Wollastonite-7Å

Reference List:

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Henmi, C., Kusachi, I., Kawahara, A., and Henmi, K. (1978) 7T wollastonite from Fuka, Okayama Prefecture. Mineralogical Journal: 9: 169-181.

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  • Localities for Wollastonite-7Å

    The map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
    (TL) indicates type locality. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
    Japan
     
    • Honshu Island
      • Chugoku Region
        • Hiroshima prefecture
          • Hiba-gun
    Henmi, C., Kawahara, A., Henmi, K., Kusachi, I., and Takeuchi, Y. (1983) The 3T, 4T and 5T polytypes of the wollastonite from Kushiro, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. American Mineralogist: 68: 156-163.
        • Okayama Prefecture
          • Takahashi City
            • Bitchu-cho-fuka (Bicchu-cho-fuka)
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