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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.