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Vaterite Mineral

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1 Physical
1.1 Mohs Hardness
3
1.2 Luster
Sub-vitreous, waxy
1.3 Cleavage
{???} Good
1.4 Fracture
Not Available
1.5 Streak
white
1.6 Bulk Density
Osmium
2.66
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Kurilite
1.7 Tenacity
Brittle
2 Chemical
2.1 Formula
2.1.1 Chemical Formula
CaCO3
2.1.2 Empirical Formula
Ca(CO3)
2.2 Crystal Properties
2.2.1 Crystal System
Hexagonal
2.2.2 Space group
Hexagonal Dihexagonal Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (6/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: P 63/mmc
2.2.3 Crystal Habit
Fine fibrous crystals, typically less than 0.1 mm, in spherulitic aggregates.
2.2.4 Crystal Class
Dihexagonal dipyramidal (6mmm)
2.2.5 Twinning
Not Available
2.3 Molecular Weight
Proudite
100.09
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Diamond
3 Atomic
3.1 Axial Ratios
a:c = 1:2.37981
3.2 Fermion Index
Maldonite
0.00
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Algodonite
3.3 Boson Index
Algodonite
1.00
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Urea
3.4 Cell Dimensions
3.4.1 a
Mesolite
7.14
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Graphite
3.4.2 b
Liveingite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Tantalcarbide
3.4.3 c
Taranakite
16.98
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Tiettaite
3.4.4 alpha
Nefedovite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Schneiderhohnite
3.4.5 beta
Catapleiite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Harmotome
3.4.6 gamma
Rhonite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Hemihedrite
4 Optical
4.1 Photoelectric
Natronambulite
5.06 barns/electron
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Hartite
4.2 Radioactivity
No Common Minerals Minerals has it !
4.2.1 GRapi
Melanocerite Ce
0.00
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Abelsonite
4.3 By Intensity
2.73(1), 3.3(1), 3.58(1
4.4 Specific Gravity
Osmium
2.66
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Kurilite
4.5 Diaphaneity
Transparent
4.6 Luminescence
Not Available
4.7 Birefringence
0.100
4.8 Pleochroism
Not Available
5 Classification
5.1 Category
Carbonate minerals
5.2 IMA Status
Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1911
5.3 Dana Class
14.01.02.01
5.4 Strunz Class
05.AB.20
6 Facts
6.1 Origin
Major constituent of a carbonated calcium silicate hydrogel complex formed from larnite. Trimorphous with aragonite and calcite; metastable below 400 deg C.
6.2 Locality
Ballycraigy, Larne, Co. Antrim, Ireland. Link to  MinDat.org Location Data.
6.3 Name Origin
Named for Heinrich Vater (1859-1930), Professor of Mineralogy and Chemistry, Tharandt, Germany.
6.4 Color
Colorless., Not Available, Colorless
6.5 Name Synonym
ICSD 18127
6.6 Uses
Not Available

What is Vaterite?

Minerals are solid substances, occurring naturally. Minerals are not organic compounds as their origins are inorganic. Interestingly, the process of formation of minerals do result from organic processes. What is Vaterite? Here you can know all about it. Vaterite mineral belongs to Carbonate minerals. You can know more about the Physical Properties of Vaterite and find out all the aspects pertaining to the appearance and form of a mineral. It is also important to know the IMA status of a mineral, for this mineral IMA status is Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1911. Another important aspect is the minerals strength or hardness, Vaterite has Mohs Hardness between 3.

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