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Moissanite

Mineral species

Moissanite /ˈmɔɪsənaɪt/ is naturally occurring silicon carbide and its various crystalline polymorphs. It has the chemical formula SiC and is a rare mineral, discovered by the French chemist Henri Moissan in 1893. Silicon carbide is useful for commercial and industrial applications due to its hardness, optical properties and thermal conductivity.

Identification

Color of mineral

Green
Yellow

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

9.25

The streak

Green

Density ( specific gravity )

2.654
2.967

Luster ( interacts light )

Adamantine
Metallic

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

6Hpolytype,most