Saussurite Saus"sur*ite, n. [F. So called from M. Saussure.] (Min.) A tough, compact mineral, of a white, greenish, or grayish color. It is near zoisite in composition, and in part, at least, has been produced by the alteration of feldspar. [1913 Webster]

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  • Saussurite — is a mineral aggregate which is formed as a hydrothermal alteration product of plagioclase feldspar. It appears very similar to zoisite with a green or grayish green color, it has been used as a substitute or simulant for jade.Sassurite is not… …   Wikipedia

  • saussurite — s. f. [Mineralogia] Silicato alcalino de alumina e cal.   ♦ Grafia no Brasil: saussurita …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • saussurite — saussuritic /saw seuh rit ik/, adj. /saw seuh ruyt /, n. a mineral aggregate of albite, zoisite, and other calcium aluminum silicates, formed by alteration of plagioclase feldspars in igneous rocks. [1805 15; named after H. B. de Saussure (1740… …   Universalium

  • saussurite — (sô su ri te) s. f. Terme de minéralogie. Matière minérale trouvée pour la première fois sur les bords du lac de Genève, et dite aussi lémanite, jade de Saussure …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • saussurite — saus·su·rite …   English syllables

  • saussurite — …   Useful english dictionary

  • saussuritization — ▪ geology       process by which calcium bearing plagioclase feldspar is altered to a characteristic assemblage of minerals called saussurite; the typical assemblage formed includes zoisite, chlorite, amphibole, and carbonates. Residual fluids… …   Universalium

  • saussuritization — sȯˈsu̇rəd.ėˈzāshən, d.ˌīˈz noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary saussurite + ization : the process of converting feldspar into saussurite …   Useful english dictionary

  • saussuritic — adjective see saussurite * * * saussuritic / itˈik/ adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑saussurite …   Useful english dictionary

  • Euphotide — Eu pho*tide, n. [Gr. e y^ well + ?, ?, light. So called because of its pleasing combination of white and green.] (Min.) A rock occurring in the Alps, consisting of saussurite and smaragdite; sometimes called {gabbro}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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