gyrolite

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

gyro- +‎ -lite, from Ancient Greek γύρος (gúros, ring, circle) and λίθος (líthos, stone), for its round crystalline nodules.

Noun[edit]

gyrolite (countable and uncountable, plural gyrolites)

  1. (mineralogy) A hexagonal-pyramidal mineral containing aluminum, calcium, hydrogen, oxygen, silicon, and sodium.

Further reading[edit]

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