cerium epidote
Epidote Ep"i*dote, n. [Gr. ? to give besides; ? over + ? to give: cf. F. ['e]pidote. So named from the enlargement of the base of the primary, in some of the secondary forms.] (Min.) A mineral, commonly of a yellowish green (pistachio) color, occurring granular, massive, columnar, and in monoclinic crystals. It is a silicate of alumina, lime, and oxide of iron, or manganese. [1913 Webster]

Note: The Epidote group includes ordinary epidote, zoisite or {lime epidote}, piedmontite or {manganese epidote}, allanite or {cerium epidote}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Epidote — Ep i*dote, n. [Gr. ? to give besides; ? over + ? to give: cf. F. [ e]pidote. So named from the enlargement of the base of the primary, in some of the secondary forms.] (Min.) A mineral, commonly of a yellowish green (pistachio) color, occurring… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Epidote — Infobox mineral name = Epidote category = Silicate mineral boxwidth = boxbgcolor = imagesize = caption = Epidote crystals formula = Ca2Al2(Fe3+;Al)(SiO4)(Si2O7)O(OH) molweight = color = Pistachio green, yellow green, greenish black habit =… …   Wikipedia

  • epidote — epidotic /ep i dot ik/, adj. /ep i doht /, n. a mineral, calcium aluminum iron silicate, Ca2(Al, Fe)3Si3O12(OH), occurring in green prismatic crystals. [1800 10; < F épidote < Gk *epidotós given besides, increased (verbid of epididónai), equiv.… …   Universalium

  • lime epidote — Epidote Ep i*dote, n. [Gr. ? to give besides; ? over + ? to give: cf. F. [ e]pidote. So named from the enlargement of the base of the primary, in some of the secondary forms.] (Min.) A mineral, commonly of a yellowish green (pistachio) color,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • manganese epidote — Epidote Ep i*dote, n. [Gr. ? to give besides; ? over + ? to give: cf. F. [ e]pidote. So named from the enlargement of the base of the primary, in some of the secondary forms.] (Min.) A mineral, commonly of a yellowish green (pistachio) color,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Apatite — Catégorie VIII : phosphates, arséniates, vanadates[1] Apatite Québec (Xl 32cm) …   Wikipédia en Français

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