Definition of Aegirine

1. Noun. (mineral) A mineral with monoclinic crystals with the chemical formula NaFe3+(Si2O6) belonging to the pyroxene group. ¹



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Definition of Aegirine

1. a green mineral [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aegirine

aediles
aedileship
aedileships
aedine
aefald
aefauld
aegicrane
aegicranes
aegides
aegilops
aegilopses
aegipan
aegipanes
aegipans
aegir
aegirine (current term)
aegirines
aegirite
aegirites
aegises
aeglogue
aeglogues
aegophony
aegrotat
aegrotats
aegyptianellosis
aelotropic
aelurophil
aelurophile

Literary usage of Aegirine

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1. Report by Tasmania Dept. of Mines (1897)
"Numerous black needles obscured by ferrite may represent acmi te or aegirine. aegirine-TRACHYTE. Sp. gr. 2-61. There are two or three varieties of trachyte, ..."

2. Geologisches Zentralblatt (1908)
"By the action of solutions, aegirine has been ... A crystallographic, and very complete chemical, description of arfvedsonite and aegirine is given. ..."

3. Report of Meeting by ANZAAS, ANZAAS. (1903)
"Under the microscope the green tint waa found to be due to a fluidal mass of needles of aegirine, and the rock was referred to aegirine-trachyte. ..."

4. Descriptive Mineralogy by William Shirley Bayley (1917)
"aegirine is greenish black. Its streak is yellowish gray or dark green. Pleochroism is strong in green and brown tints. Hardness is 6 and density 3.52. ..."

5. Petrology for Students: An Introduction to the Study of Rocks Under the by Alfred Harker (1908)
"Phenocrysts of green aegirine-augite, dark-bordered ... and clear leucite in a ground- mass of aegirine-augite, nepheline, and sanidine [G. 120]. ..."

6. The American Geologist: A Monthly Journal of Geology and Allied Sciences by Newton Horace Winchell (1904)
"... zone in which the pyroxene is no longer aegirine-augite, ... "If one did not find all possible gradations between this rock so full of aegirine and the ..."

7. Meddelelser om Grønland (1901)
"The aegirine, on the other hand, is recognizable by its weak pleochroism and ... It is very probable that the aegirine portions are the result of changes in ..."

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