castellite

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Castelli +‎ -ite, from the surname of its discoverer, Herr Bergverwalter Castelli.

Noun[edit]

castellite (plural castellites)

  1. A clear yellow form of the crystalline mineral titanite or sphene, occurring in very small, thin, tubular crystals.

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References[edit]

  • Titanite, a description of the mineral castellite. Accessed online August 7, 2007.
  • A Dictionary of Science, Literature, and Art[1], volume 1, George William Cox, London: Longmans, Green and co., 1867, page 387
  • Chester, Albert Huntington (1896) A Dictionary of the Names of Minerals Including their History and Etymology[2], J. Wiley & Sons, page 48