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Moissanite Mineral Data

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General Moissanite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: SiC
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 40.10 gm
   Silicon  70.04 %  Si
   Carbon   29.96 %  C
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: SiC
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in lunar samples and meteorites. Widely used as an abrasive. Clear, synthetic material marketed as a gem under the mineral name.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1905
Help on Locality: Locality: Canyon Diablo meteorite, Meteor Crater, Coconino County, Arizona, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Henri Moissan (1852-1907), French chemist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Moissanite + Pronunciation Say MOISSANITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Carborundum