Definition of Staurolite

1. n. 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.



Definition of Staurolite

1. Noun. (minerology) A dark brown nesosilicate mineral that has crystals that cross and intergrow ¹

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Definition of Staurolite

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Staurolite

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staurolite (current term)
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Literary usage of Staurolite

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1. Reports of the North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1905)
"staurolite. The crystals of staurolite belong to the orthorhombic system and are ... The formula representing the chemical composition of staurolite is ..."

2. Mineralogy: An Introduction to the Scientific Study of Minerals by Henry Alexander Miers (1902)
"staurolite staurolite has been mentioned above (p. 88) as one of the most striking examples ... staurolite twinned on (232). united in regular position with ..."

3. A Treatise on Metamorphism by Charles Richard Van Hise (1904)
"staurolite is similar in its occurrence to garnet, but apparently requires more intense metamorphic action for it to begin to form. ..."

4. Petrographic Methods: The Authorized English Translation of Part I by Ernst Weinschenk, Robert Watson Clark (1912)
"staurolite (8) staurolite is a typical mineral of the contact rocks, particularly those formed ... staurolite Twin Filled with Quartz Inclusions. FIG 277. ..."

5. Descriptive Mineralogy by William Shirley Bayley (1917)
"staurolite crystallizes in the orthorhombic system (bipyramidal class) in simple ... staurolite Crystal Twinned about |P| (232). vidual crystals are usually ..."

6. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrography from the Laboratories of the by Samuel Lewis Penfield, Louis Valentine Pirsson (1901)
"In the early analyses of staurolite, especially those of Jacobson * and Rammelsberg,fa great variation was found in the chemical composition, especially in ..."

7. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1869)
"... with the alumina partly replaced by ferric oxide, represents the composition of some varieties of staurolite from the St. Gothard, A mineral -which ..."

8. The Data of Geochemistry by Frank Wigglesworth Clarke (1908)
"Molecular volume. 123. Color, brown to black. Hardness, 7 to 7.5. No authentic synthesis of staurolite has yet been recorded. The substance obtained by II. ..."

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