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Larnite

Nesosilicates

Larnite is a calcium with formula: Ca2SiO4. It is the calcium member of the olivine group of minerals.

It was first described from an occurrence at Scawt Hill , Larne in 1929 by Cecil Edgar Tilley it occurs with wollastonite , perovskite and gehlenite limestones intrusives.

Dicalcium silicate is chemically, β–Ca2SiO4, sometimes represented by the formula 2CaO·SiO2. When used in the cement industry, the mineral is usually referred to as belite.

Identification

Color of mineral

Grey
White

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

6

Density ( specific gravity )

1.707
1.715
1.73

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic