Variscite
Variscite Var"is*cite, n. [So called from Variscia in Germany.] (Min.) An apple-green mineral occurring in reniform masses. It is a hydrous phosphate of alumina. [1913 Webster]

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  • Variscite — Catégorie VIII : phosphates, arséniates, vanadates[1] Variscite La Floquerie, Pannecé, France …   Wikipédia en Français

  • variscite — ● variscite nom féminin (de Variscia, ancien nom d une région, en Allemagne) Phosphate hydraté naturel d aluminium, orthorhombique …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Variscite — Infobox mineral name = Variscite category = mineral boxwidth = boxbgcolor = imagesize = caption = formula = AlPO4·2H2O molweight = color = Green, blue green, yellow green and rarely red habit = Encrustations and reniform masses system =… …   Wikipedia

  • variscite — /var euh suyt /, n. a secondary mineral, hydrated phosphate of aluminum, Al(PO4)·2H2O, occurring mainly as massive, bluish green nodules: sometimes used as a gem. [ < G Variscit, named after Variscia Latinized German district name; see ITE1] * *… …   Universalium

  • variscite — noun A relatively rare hydrated aluminum phosphate mineral (AlPO·2HO), sometimes confused with turquoise …   Wiktionary

  • variscite —    A cave mineral AlPO4●2H2O [11] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • variscite — var·is·cite …   English syllables

  • variscite — ˈvarəˌsīt noun ( s) Etymology: German variscit, from Medieval Latin Variscia, ancient name of the Vogtland district, Saxony, Germany + German it ite : a bluish to greenish gem mineral sometimes confused with or substituted for turquoise called… …   Useful english dictionary

  • variscite green — noun : a light green that is yellower and less strong than average mint green and yellower and paler than serpentine …   Useful english dictionary

  • Variscit — aus der „Little Green Monster Variscite Mine“ bei Fairfield im Utah County, USA (Größe: 10,8 x 6,8 x 0,6 cm) Chemische Formel Al[PO4] • 2H2O …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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