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  1. xonotlitenoun

    A mineral with the chemical formula CaSiO(OH), found in various colours.

  2. Etymology: Tetela de Xonotla, Mexico, where it was found, and -ite.


  1. Xonotlite

    Xonotlite, or eakleite, is a mineral of general formula Ca6Si6O17(OH)2 named by the German mineralogist Karl Friedrich August Rammelsberg in 1866. The name originates from its discovery locality, Tetela de Xonotla, Puebla, Mexico. Although it was discovered in 1866, it was first described in 1959. It is approved by the IMA, but it is a grandfathered species, meaning the name supposedly represents a valid species til this day.


  1. Xonotlite

    Xonotlite is a mineral with the chemical formula Ca6Si6O17(OH)2. It crystallizes in the monoclinic - prismatic crystal system with typically an acicular crystal form or habit. It can be colorless, gray, light gray, lemon white, or pink. It is transparent with a vitreous to silky luster. It leaves a white streak. Xonotlite is rated 6.5 on the Mohs Scale of hardness. It was first described in 1866 and named for its occurrence in Tetela de Xonotla, Puebla, Mexico. It occurs as veins in serpentinite and contact metamorphism aureoles.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of xonotlite in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of xonotlite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8


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