eucryptite

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

eu- +‎ crypto- +‎ -ite, suggesting well hidden, from its presence among albite.

Noun[edit]

eucryptite (plural eucryptites)

  1. (mineralogy) A lithium-bearing aluminium silicate mineral.

Further reading[edit]

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