wadsleyite

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Wadsley +‎ -ite, named after geologist Dr. Arthur David Wadsley.

Noun[edit]

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wadsleyite (usually uncountable, plural wadsleyites)

  1. (mineralogy) An orthorhombic form of olivine produced under very high pressure

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Further reading[edit]

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