Mineral Information and Data:

Davisite
CaScAlSiO6 [CNMNC approved formula]

Named for Andrew M. Davis (b 1950), Professor of Cosmochemistry at the University of Chicago, in honor of his outstanding contributions to meteorite research.

IMA status : Approved Species 2008 ()
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
65.01.03a.07  (This Dana# Added)
  (65) Inosilicate Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1
  (65.01) with chains P=2
  (65.01.03a) C2/c clinopyroxenes (Ca clinopyroxenes)
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
09.DA.15
  (09) Silicates
  (09.D) Inosilicates* Structural terminology per Liebau (1985)
  (09.DA) with 2-periodic single chains, Si2O6; pyroxene family
  
Crystal system: Monoclinic System
Point group (H-M): 2/m — prismatic
  
  
  

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