datolite

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English[edit]

Datolite

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek δατέομαι (datéomai, I divide) +‎ -lite; in allusion to the granular structure of a massive variety.

Noun[edit]

datolite (plural datolites)

  1. (mineralogy) A borosilicate of lime commonly occurring in glassy, greenish crystals, with the chemical formula CaBSiO4(OH).

Further reading[edit]

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