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  1. stishovitenoun

    A fine-grained mineral, SiO, that is a polymorphic form of quartz formed under very high pressure.


  1. Stishovite

    Stishovite is an extremely hard, dense tetragonal form of silicon dioxide. It was long considered the hardest known oxide; however, boron suboxide has recently been discovered to be much harder. At normal temperature and pressure, stishovite is metastable. Stishovite was named after Sergey M. Stishov, a Russian high-pressure physicist who first synthesized the mineral in 1961. It was discovered in Meteor Crater in 1962 by Edward C. T. Chao. Unlike other silica polymorphs, the crystal structure of stishovite resembles that of rutile. The silicon in stishovite, like in rutile, is in octahedral coordination with oxygen, with six oxygens surrounding every silicon. However, most silicates have silicon in tetrahedral, four-fold coordination with oxygen. Stishovite can be separated from quartz by applying hydrogen fluoride; unlike quartz, stishovite will not react.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stishovite in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stishovite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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