coesite

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Noun[edit]

coesite (countable and uncountable, plural coesites)

  1. (mineralogy) A high-pressure polymorph of silica found in extreme conditions such as the impact craters of meteorites, with the chemical composition of silicon dioxide, SiO2.

Further reading[edit]

  • Coesite” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database[1], 1997–.
  • coesite mindat.org[2], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016