Vaterite is extremely rare at MSH.
Color is usually white.
Luster is vitreous.
Diaphaneity is transparent.
Crystal System is hexagonal, mmc
Crystal Habits include flat sheets and silky crystals.
Cleavage is good.
Fracture is (??).
Hardness is 3.
Specific Gravity is approximately 2.6 g/cm
Streak is white.
Associated Minerals include shortite.
Distinguishing Features: Crystal habits.
Origin: Named in 1911 after Heinrich Vater, German professor
Dana 8:440 (1997)
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