zoisite

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English[edit]

Zoisite

Etymology[edit]

Named after Austrian scientist Baron Sigmund Zois von Edelstein (1747-1819) in 1805.[1] -ite

Noun[edit]

zoisite (plural zoisites)

  1. (mineralogy) A mineral with orthorhombic crystals, Ca2Al3(SiO4)(Si2O7)O(OH).

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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