xanthophyllite

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ξανθός (xanthós, yellow) and φύλλον (phúllon, leaf), for its color and micaceous appearance, +‎ -ite.

Noun[edit]

xanthophyllite (usually uncountable, plural xanthophyllites)

  1. (mineralogy, outdated) A synonym of clintonite. The International Mineralogical Association's Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC) recommends using clintonite as a replacement in all cases.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “Nomenclature of the Micas”, in The Canadian Mineralogist[1], volume 36, issue 3, The Mineralogical Association of Canada, 1998, ISSN 1499-1276, OCLC 818930682, pages 905-912

Further reading[edit]

  • Xanthophyllite” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database[2], 1997–.
  • xanthophyllite mindat.org[3], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016