sillimanite

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Sillimanite
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Named after American chemist and geologist Benjamin Silliman (1779-1864) in 1824.[1]

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sillimanite (countable and uncountable, plural sillimanites)

  1. (mineralogy) A fibrous neosilicate mineral, polymorphic with andalusite and kyanite, with the chemical formula Al2SiO5.

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  1. ^ Richard V. Gaines, H. Catherine W. Skinner, Eugene E. Foord, Brian Mason, and Abraham Rosenzweig: Dana's new mineralogy, John Wiley & Sons, 1997