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Wollastonite

#27965

Wollastonite

#27965
Availability
Sold
Size
5 x 3 x 2.5 cm - Miniature 
Formula
CaSiO3 (RRUFF)
Locality
Commercial quarry, Crestmore, Riverside Co., California, United States

A compact fibrous but brittle, white mass. The Commercial quarry is a skarn deposit which is a typical geological environment where Wollastonite occurs. At such deposits calc-silicate minerals are typically found along contact of limestone and an intrusive igneous body.

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.

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