staurolite

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek σταυρός (staurós, cross) +‎ -lite, in reference to its frequent cruciform twinning.

Noun[edit]

staurolite (plural staurolites)

  1. (mineralogy) a dark brown nesosilicate mineral that has crystals that cross and intergrow

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Further reading[edit]

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