Mineral Information and Data:

Moissanite
SiC [CNMNC approved formula]

Named for Henri Moissan (1852-1907), French chemist.

IMA status : Valid species (Pre-IMA 1905) Grandfathered
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
01.03.08.01  
  (01) Native Elements
  (01.03) with semi-metallic and non-metallic elements
  (01.03.08)
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
01.DA.05
  (01) Elements
  (01.D) Nonmetallic Carbides and Nitrides
  (01.DA) Nonmetallic carbides
  
Crystal system: Hexagonal System
Point group (H-M): 6mm — dihexagonal-pyramidal
  
  
  

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