phlogopite

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From German Phlogopit, from Ancient Greek φλογωπός (phlogōpós, fiery-looking) +‎ -ite.

Noun[edit]

phlogopite (countable and uncountable, plural phlogopites)

  1. (mineralogy) A mica mineral with the chemical formula KMg3AlSi3O10(F,OH)2, a basic potassium magnesium aluminosilicate, used as an insulator.

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Further reading[edit]

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