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Wollastonite

#PD40460

Wollastonite

#PD40460
Availability
Sold
Size
5.5 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
CaSiO3 (RRUFF)
Locality
Magnet Cove, Hot Spring Co., Arkansas, United States

A tightly packed aggregate of white, shimmering Wollastonite with crystal blades to over 3cm. Wollastonite is typically found in thermally metamorphed siliceous carbonate deposits, skarns and carbonites.

Wollastonite

Formula
CaSiO3 
Crystal System
Triclinic 
Crystal Habit
Tabular, short, prismatic; fibrous, compact, massive 
Cleavage
Perfect, Good 
Luster
Vitreous, pearly 
Color
White, grey, light green, pink, brown, red, yellow 
Streak
White 
Class
Pinacoidal 
Fracture
Irregular/Uneven 
Hardness
4.5-5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection

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