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Stishovite Mineral Data

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General Stishovite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: SiO2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 60.08 gm
   Silicon  46.74 %  Si  100.00 % SiO2
   Oxygen   53.26 %  O
           ______        ______ 
           100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: (SiO2)
Help on Environment: Environment: Found at sites of meteorite impact, formed by shock metamorphism of quartz at temperatures 1200 deg C and pressures �100 kbar. Quartz, tridymite, cristobalite, and coesite are polym orphs.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1962
Help on Locality: Locality: Meteor Crater, Arizona, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Sergei Mikhailovich Stishov, Russian Crystallographer who, with S.V. Popova, first synthesized the compound.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Stishovite + Pronunciation Say STISHOVITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 68409
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