epistolite

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἐπιστολή (epistolḗ, letter, message), because of its flat, white appearance, +‎ -ite.

Noun[edit]

epistolite

  1. (mineralogy) A triclinic-pinacoidal mineral containing calcium, fluorine, hydrogen, iron, manganese, niobium, oxygen, silicon, sodium, and titanium.

Further reading[edit]

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