An occurrence of "moissanite" (SiC) from Seddonville, West Coast, New Zealand [article]

K. A. Rodgers, S. F. Courtney, R. Seelye, B. A. McCulloch, I. Mulholland, University Of Canterbury
Rodgers, KA., Courtney, S.R, Seelye, R., McCulloch, BA. & Mulholland, I. (1989). An occurrence of "moissanite" (SiC) from Seddonville, West Coast, New Zealand. New Zealand Natural Sciences 16: 105-108. Well crystallized, polytype 6H silicon carbide ("moissanite") formed inside a wood-fired boiler's fire box at Seddonville during its use from 1917 to 1932. Appropriate silica-reducing reactions may have occurred in regions of incomplete combustion and involved siliceous soil embedded in bark and
more » ... ood. Such a mechanism could permit SiC to form during firestorms accompanying forest fires; the refractory compound surviving chemical weathering to accumulate in fluviatile and lacustrine deposits.
doi:10.26021/624 fatcat:k266d2cw3bglvkm54qafcokig4