Castorite
Castor Cas"tor, Castorite Cas"tor*ite, n. [The minerals castor and pollux were so named because found together on the island of Elba. See {Castor and Pollux}.] (Min.) A variety of the mineral called petalite, from Elba. [1913 Webster]

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  • castorite — cas·tor·ite …   English syllables

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  • Castor — Cas tor, Castorite Cas tor*ite, n. [The minerals castor and pollux were so named because found together on the island of Elba. See {Castor and Pollux}.] (Min.) A variety of the mineral called petalite, from Elba. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pollucite — Pol lu*cite, n. [See {Pollux}, and 4th {Castor}.] (Min.) A colorless transparent mineral, resembling quartz, occurring with castor or castorite on the island of Elba. It is a silicate of alumina and c[ae]sia. Called also {pollux}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pollux — Pollucite Pol lu*cite, n. [See {Pollux}, and 4th {Castor}.] (Min.) A colorless transparent mineral, resembling quartz, occurring with castor or castorite on the island of Elba. It is a silicate of alumina and c[ae]sia. Called also {pollux}. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Petalite — Infobox mineral name = Petalite category = boxwidth = boxbgcolor = imagesize = caption = formula = lithium aluminium tectosilicate mineral LiAlSi4O10 molweight = color = colorless, grey, yellow, yellow grey, to white habit = tabular prismatic… …   Wikipedia

  • Pollucite — is a zeolite mineral with the formula (Cs,Na)2Al2Si4O12·2H2O with iron, calcium, rubidium and potassium as common substituting elements. It is important as a significant ore of caesium and sometimes rubidium. It forms a solid solution series with …   Wikipedia

  • Петалит —         (от греч. petalon лист: по листоподобной спайности * a. petalite; н. Petalit; ф. petalite, castorite; и. petalita) минерал, каркасный алюмосиликат лития, Li(AlSi4O10). Примеси практически отсутствуют. Kристаллизуется в моноклинной… …   Геологическая энциклопедия

  • Pollucite — La pollucite est un minéral de type zéolite de formule chimique (Cs,Na)2Al2Si4O12·2H2O. Elle contient également fréquemment du fer, du calcium, du rubidium ou du potassium. Ce composé est important en tant que minerai de césium et parfois de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • ksísskstaki — beaver; synonyms (n) castor, stovepipe, topper, caster, castorite, (adj) irrepressible …   Blackfoot - English thesaurus dictionary

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