Lepidomelane
Lepidomelane Lep`i*dom"e*lane (l[e^]p`[i^]*d[o^]m"[-e]*l[=a]n), n. [Gr. lepi`s -i`dos, a scale + me`las, me`laina, black.] (Min.) An iron-potash mica, of a raven-black color, usually found in granitic rocks in small six-sided tables, or as an aggregation of minute opaque scales. See {Mica}. [1913 Webster]

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  • lepidomelane — Mica Mi ca, n. [L. mica crumb, grain, particle; cf. F. mica.] (Min.) The name of a group of minerals characterized by highly perfect cleavage, so that they readily separate into very thin leaves, more or less elastic. They differ widely in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lepidomelane — lepidomelanas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Mineralas. formulė KFe₃(OH,F)₂[AlSi₃O₁₀] atitikmenys: angl. iron biotite; lepidomelane rus. железистый биотит; лепидомелан ryšiai: sinonimas – geležingasis biotitas …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • lepidomelane — noun a mica that is a biotite containing iron • Hypernyms: ↑biotite * * * ˌlepədōˈmeˌlān noun ( s) Etymology: German lepidomelan, from lepid + melane : a mineral K2(Fe, Mg)4 6 …   Useful english dictionary

  • lepidomelane — lep·i·do·mel·ane …   English syllables

  • Litchfieldite — is a rare metamorphosed igneous rock. It is a variety of nepheline syenite and is composed of two near pure phases of feldspar, albite and microcline, with predominance of the first one, plus nepheline, sodalite, cancrinite and calcite. The mafic …   Wikipedia

  • SYÉNITES ET SYÉNITES NÉPHÉLINIQUES — Le mot «syénite» désignait, du temps de Pline, les roches de Syène (Assouan), en Haute Égypte. Il fut appliqué par A. G. Werner (1788) à des roches à amphibole (hornblende) de la région de Dresde, qui se sont révélées plus tard pratiquement… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • biotite — Mica Mi ca, n. [L. mica crumb, grain, particle; cf. F. mica.] (Min.) The name of a group of minerals characterized by highly perfect cleavage, so that they readily separate into very thin leaves, more or less elastic. They differ widely in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • biotite — Mica Mi ca, n. [L. mica crumb, grain, particle; cf. F. mica.] (Min.) The name of a group of minerals characterized by highly perfect cleavage, so that they readily separate into very thin leaves, more or less elastic. They differ widely in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cat-silver — Mica Mi ca, n. [L. mica crumb, grain, particle; cf. F. mica.] (Min.) The name of a group of minerals characterized by highly perfect cleavage, so that they readily separate into very thin leaves, more or less elastic. They differ widely in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • damourite — Mica Mi ca, n. [L. mica crumb, grain, particle; cf. F. mica.] (Min.) The name of a group of minerals characterized by highly perfect cleavage, so that they readily separate into very thin leaves, more or less elastic. They differ widely in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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