Definition of Augite

1. Noun. Dark-green to black glassy mineral of the pyroxene group containing large amounts of aluminum and iron and magnesium.

Generic synonyms: Mineral
Derivative terms: Augitic



Definition of Augite

1. n. A variety of pyroxene, usually of a black or dark green color, occurring in igneous rocks, such as basalt; -- also used instead of the general term pyroxene.

Definition of Augite

1. Noun. (minerology) A variety of pyroxene, usually of a black or dark green color, occurring in igneous rocks, such as basalt. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Augite

1. a mineral [n -S] : AUGITIC [adj]

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Literary usage of Augite

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1. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1870)
"These differences of character constitute the distinctions between the several species of augite, the principal of which are the following. ..."

2. Elements of Chemical and Physical Geology by Gustav Bischof (1855)
"Soon after, he found serpentine with the most distinct forms of black augite at Fahlun in Sweden.* Blum also found serpentine as distinct alteration ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1892)
"It is a matter of the commonest occurrence to find basic eruptive rocks, particularly diabase, in which the alteration of augite to this mineral can be ..."

4. Report by Tasmania Dept. of Mines (1897)
"These are characteristically intergrown or associated with augite, ... With a hand-magnifier granular augite seems plentiful, and crystals of yellow sphene ..."

5. The American Geologist by Newton Horace Winchell (1895)
"augite is the chief colored silicate in this dike. Two generations are present. ... augite in two generations forms the larger part of the rock. ..."

6. Igneous Rocks and Their Origin by Reginald Aldworth Daly (1914)
"ANDESITES augite Andesite.—The writer has published a quantitative study of the obvious and long recognized hypothesis that augite andesite is a ..."

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