Definition of Actinolite

1. Noun. A green mineral of the amphibole group; calcium magnesium iron silicate.

Generic synonyms: Amphibole
Group relationships: Amphibole Group



Definition of Actinolite

1. n. A bright green variety of amphibole occurring usually in fibrous or columnar masses.

Definition of Actinolite

1. Noun. (mineral) A mineral with monoclinic crystals of the chemical formula Ca2(Mg,Fe)5Si8O22(OH)2, belonging to the amphibole group. ¹

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Definition of Actinolite

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Medical Definition of Actinolite

1. A bright green variety of amphibole occurring usually in fibrous or columnar masses. Origin: Gr, ray. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Actinolite

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1. A System of Chemistry by Thomas Thomson (1810)
"Common actinolite. Usual colour leek green j sometimes pistachio and olive green ; blackish green. Massive, and crystallized in very oblique six- sided ..."

2. Outlines of Mineralogy by John Kidd (1809)
"This substance is called actinolite from the occasional radiated distribution of its crystals. Its most striking natural form is that, in which it occurs ..."

3. A System of Mineralogy: Descriptive Mineralogy, Comprising the Most Recent by James Dwight Dana, George Jarvis Brush (1869)
"In Vermont, glassy and radiated actinolite in the steatite quarries of Windham, Readsboro', and New Fane. Iu Mass., white crystals at Lee ( I ^ m. ..."

4. Contributions to the Pre-Cambrian Geology of Northern Michigan and Wisconsin by Rolland Craten Allen, L. P. Barrett, Ermine Cowles Case, W. I. Robinson (1915)
"The actinolite-magnetite-schists are usually dark gray and may or may not show banding. ... In this rock the greenish yellow actinolite crystals seem to be ..."

5. Annual Report of the Geological Commission by George Steuart Corstorphine, Arthur William Rogers (1907)
"The quartz forms a very fine-textured mosaic, crowded with needles of actinolite. Round the crystals of magnetite and haematite the needles of actinolite ..."

6. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences by California Academy of Sciences (1897)
"actinolite AND HORNBLENDE SCHISTS. The actinolite-schist occurs bedded, showing greater variation than the quartzite in the thickness of ..."

7. The Nature of Ore Deposits by Richard Beck (1905)
"... in part transformed into a, actinolite; e, zino-blende with chalcopyrite saturating a mat of actinolite fibers ..."

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