adamantine spar
Corundum Co*run"dum (k[-o]*r[u^]n"d[u^]m), n.; pl. {Corundums} (k[-o]*r[u^]n"d[u^]mz). [Also corindon.] [From Hind. kurand corundum stone.] (Min.) The mineral alumina ({Al2O3}), as found native in a crystalline state. Transparent varieties are used as gemstones, including {sapphire}, which is the fine blue variety; the {oriental ruby}, or red sapphire; the {oriental amethyst}, or purple sapphire; and {adamantine spar}, the hair-brown variety. It is the hardest substance found native, next to the diamond. [1913 Webster +PJC]

Note: The name corundum is sometimes restricted to the non-transparent or coarser kinds. {Emery} is a dark-colored granular variety, usually admixed with magnetic iron ore. [1913 Webster]


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  • Adamantine Spar — Adamantine is a mineral, often referred to as adamantine spar. It is a silky brown form of corundum. It has a Mohs rating of 9. [cite web |url=http://www.mindat.org/min 5135.html |title=Adamantine Spar |accessdate=September 15 |accessyear=2007]… …   Wikipedia

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  • Корунд — [инд. kauruntaka] м л, α Al2О3. Ничтожные примеси Сг, Fe, Mn, Ti. Триг. К лы боченковидные, столбчатые, призм., пирамидальные, таблитчатые и др. Дв. по {1011} часто полисинтетические, редки по {0001}. Сп. отсутствует, отдельность по {0001} и …   Геологическая энциклопедия

  • корунд — corundum, corundite, adamantine spar, diamond spar *Korund поширений мінерал класу оксидів та гідрооксидів синювато або жовтувато сірого кольору. Склад: Al2O3. Сингонія тригональна. Густина 4. Твердість 9. Прозорі відміни К., забарвленні в… …   Гірничий енциклопедичний словник

  • Al2O3 — Corundum Co*run dum (k[ o]*r[u^]n d[u^]m), n.; pl. {Corundums} (k[ o]*r[u^]n d[u^]mz). [Also corindon.] [From Hind. kurand corundum stone.] (Min.) The mineral alumina ({Al2O3}), as found native in a crystalline state. Transparent varieties are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Corundum — Co*run dum (k[ o]*r[u^]n d[u^]m), n.; pl. {Corundums} (k[ o]*r[u^]n d[u^]mz). [Also corindon.] [From Hind. kurand corundum stone.] (Min.) The mineral alumina ({Al2O3}), as found native in a crystalline state. Transparent varieties are used as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Corundums — Corundum Co*run dum (k[ o]*r[u^]n d[u^]m), n.; pl. {Corundums} (k[ o]*r[u^]n d[u^]mz). [Also corindon.] [From Hind. kurand corundum stone.] (Min.) The mineral alumina ({Al2O3}), as found native in a crystalline state. Transparent varieties are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Emery — Corundum Co*run dum (k[ o]*r[u^]n d[u^]m), n.; pl. {Corundums} (k[ o]*r[u^]n d[u^]mz). [Also corindon.] [From Hind. kurand corundum stone.] (Min.) The mineral alumina ({Al2O3}), as found native in a crystalline state. Transparent varieties are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oriental amethyst — Corundum Co*run dum (k[ o]*r[u^]n d[u^]m), n.; pl. {Corundums} (k[ o]*r[u^]n d[u^]mz). [Also corindon.] [From Hind. kurand corundum stone.] (Min.) The mineral alumina ({Al2O3}), as found native in a crystalline state. Transparent varieties are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oriental ruby — Corundum Co*run dum (k[ o]*r[u^]n d[u^]m), n.; pl. {Corundums} (k[ o]*r[u^]n d[u^]mz). [Also corindon.] [From Hind. kurand corundum stone.] (Min.) The mineral alumina ({Al2O3}), as found native in a crystalline state. Transparent varieties are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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