Definition of Pollucite

1. Noun. A rare mineral that is an important source of cesium.

Terms within: Atomic Number 55, Caesium, Cesium, Cs, Atomic Number 37, Rb, Rubidium
Generic synonyms: Mineral



Definition of Pollucite

1. n. A colorless transparent mineral, resembling quartz, occurring with castor or castorite on the island of Elba. It is a silicate of alumina and cæsia. Called also pollux.

Definition of Pollucite

1. Noun. (minerology) A colorless transparent mineral of the zeolite family consisting of hydrous cesium aluminum silicate and occurring massive or crystallizing in cubes. ¹

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Medical Definition of Pollucite

1. A colourless transparent mineral, resembling quartz, occurring with castor or castorite on the island of Elba. It is a silicate of alumina and caesia. Synonym: pollux. See: Pollux, and 4th Castor. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Pollucite

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1. Rock Minerals: Their Chemical and Physical Characters and Their by Joseph Paxson Iddings (1911)
"Resemblances Among the isometric, isotropic minerals there are none having about the same refraction as that of pollucite, which is noticeably higher than ..."

2. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrography from the Laboratories of the by Samuel Lewis Penfield, Louis Valentine Pirsson (1901)
"IT is a matter of great satisfaction to announce the discovery of pollucite in a new locality. This very interesting mineral has heretofore been found only ..."

3. Analysis, Detection and Commercial Value of the Rare Metals: A Treatise on by Julius Ohly (1907)
"pollucite occurs crystallized in cubes, and striated transversely, rarely in other forms, ... In the closed tube pollucite becomes opaque, and yields water, ..."

4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1896)
"pollucite, Mangano-columbite and Microlite from Rum- ford, Maine. ... They are described by HW Foote.3 The pollucite, though rare, occurs in rather large ..."

5. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1914)
"The alum used was prepared from pollucite by treatment with sulfuric ... The pollucite used appeared to contain zirconium. A considerable amount of ..."

6. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1903)
"Jahrb. BergĀ«-., Freiberg, 1900, [1001]. (01-Cfi, mit Tat). pollucite. ... Welle, Horace L. On the composition of pollucite and its occurrence at Hebron, ..."

7. A Century of Science in America: With Special Reference to the American by Edward Salisbury Dana, Charles Schuchert (1918)
"pollucite, a mineral rich in caesium, which had been found in very small amount on the Island of ... This American pollucite was first analyzed and identi- ..."

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