Spessartite
Spessartite Spes"sart*ite, n.[From Spessart, in Germany.] (Min.) A manganesian variety of garnet. [1913 Webster]

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  • spessartite — [spes′ərtēn΄spes′ər tīt΄] n. [Fr, after Spessart, mountain range in Bavaria + ite, ITE1] a usually dark red type of garnet, Mn3Al2 (SiO4) 3; manganese aluminum silicate: also called spessartine [spes′ərtēn΄] …   English World dictionary

  • spessartite — ● spessartine ou spessartite nom féminin (de Spessart, nom propre) Grenat manganésifère, de couleur jaune orangé à brun orangé …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • spessartite — or spessartine noun Etymology: French, from Spessart mountain range, Germany Date: 1850 a manganese aluminum garnet usually containing other elements (as iron) in minor amounts …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • spessartite — /spes euhr tuyt /, n. Mineral. a yellow or red manganese aluminum garnet, used as a semiprecious gem. Also called spessartine /spes euhr teen , tin/. [1885 90; named after Spessart, a district in Bavaria, where it is found; see ITE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • spessartite — noun spessartine …   Wiktionary

  • spessartite — spes·sart·ite …   English syllables

  • spessartite — spes•sart•ite [[t]ˈspɛs ərˌtaɪt[/t]] n. mir jew a yellow or red manganese aluminum garnet, used as a semiprecious gem • Etymology: 1885–90; after Spessart, a district in Bavaria, where it is found; see ite I …   From formal English to slang

  • spessartite — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mandarin garnet — Infobox mineral name = Mandarin garnet category = varietal species of spessartite boxwidth = boxbgcolor = imagesize = caption = formula = Mn3Al2(SiO4)3 molweight = color = orange red habit = system = cubic Gemological Institute of America, GIA… …   Wikipedia

  • Lamprophyre — Lamprophyres (Greek λαµπρός (lamprós) = bright and φύρω (phýro) = to mix) are uncommon, small volume ultrapotassic igneous rocks primarily occurring as dikes, lopoliths, laccoliths, stocks and small intrusions. They are alkaline silica… …   Wikipedia

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