Staurolite : Definition


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Definitions of Staurolite

Pronunciation : Stau"ro*lite
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [Gr. -lite.] (Min.)
Definition : Defn: A mineral of a brown to black color occurring in prismatic crystals, often twinned so as to form groups resembling a cross. It is a silicate of aluminia and iron, and is generally found imbedded in mica schist. Called also granatite, and grenatite.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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