sugilite

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English[edit]

Sugilite

Etymology[edit]

After Japanese petrologist Ken-ichi Sugi (1901-1948) in 1976.[1]

Noun[edit]

sugilite (uncountable)

  1. (mineralogy) A mineral with hexagonal crystals, often pink or purple but can have different colors, KNa2(Fe2+,Mn2+,Al)2Li3Si12O30.

References[edit]

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

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