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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Further reading[edit]

  • Chiastolite” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database[1], 1997–.
  • chiastolite mindat.org[2], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016