chiastolite

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English[edit]

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Chiastolite

Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek χιασμός(khiasmós, marked with an X) derived from χι(khi, Greek letter X khi) +‎ -lite. So called from the resemblance of the crosscuts of its crystals to the Greek letter chi.

Noun[edit]

chiastolite ‎(countable and uncountable, plural chiastolites)

  1. (mineralogy) An aluminosilicate mineral having carbon inclusions, a variety of andalusite.

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External links[edit]

  • chiastolite Barthelmy, David (accessed 29 August 2016) Webmineral Mineralogy Database[1]
  • chiastolite mindat.org[2], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016