armenite

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

After the Armen mine, Kongsberg, Norway, +‎ -ite

Noun[edit]

armenite (plural armenites)

  1. (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[1]:
      Although armenite contains 10 inequivalent Si-positions, only the topochemically distinct Si sites are resolved in the NMR spectrum.

Further reading[edit]

  • Armenite” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database[2], 1997–.
  • armenite mindat.org[3], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016