heliolite

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

helio- +‎ -lite, from Ancient Greek ἥλιος (hḗlios, sun) and λίθος (líthos, stone); analogous to sunstone.

Noun[edit]

heliolite (plural heliolites)

  1. A variety of feldspar, closely related to orthoclase

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Further reading[edit]

  • heliolite mindat.org[1], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016