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After the Armen mine, Kongsberg, Norway, + -ite
armenite (plural armenites)
- (mineralogy) An orthorhombic-pyramidal mineral containing aluminum, barium, calcium, hydrogen, oxygen, and silicon.
- 1939 June 17, Henrich Neumann, “Armenite, a new mineral”, in Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift, volume 19, page 312:
- Pure armenite is colorless and has well developed prismatic pseudohexagonal crystals with poorly developed terminal faces.
- 2003, Hetherington, Callum J., et al., “Formation of armenite in the Berisal Complex, Simplon Region, Switzerland.”, in Swiss Bulletin of Mineralogy and Petrology, volume 83, number 3, page 243:
- All reported armenites are of nearly end-member composition.
- 2012, Robin K. Harris, NMR Crystallography:
- Although armenite contains 10 inequivalent Si-positions, only the topochemically distinct Si sites are resolved in the NMR spectrum.
- “Armenite” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database, 1997–.
- armenite mindat.org, Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016