Another high pressure quartz polymorph features in today’s post, but this one is even more extreme than coesite. Stishovite has a similar history to coesite – it was first created in the laboratory and a natural occurrence was discovered soon after.
Today’s mineral is formed under intense heat and pressure – quite apt considering what’s been going on in the world lately!
Sadly, it’s the final mineral in the mythological namesake series. But don’t worry, I’ll return to posts about minerals named after mortals in the coming weeks. If you happen to come across any more minerals named after myths and legends, please let me know! Today’s post features chabazite which gets its name from an ancient poem.
Today’s post features the penultimate mineral in the mythological namesake series. Tapiolite comes from Finland and is named after a figure from Finnish folklore.