Chlorite slate
Chlorite Chlo"rite, n. [Gr. ? (sc. ?), fr. chlwro`s light green.] (Min.) The name of a group of minerals, usually of a green color and micaceous to granular in structure. They are hydrous silicates of alumina, iron, and magnesia. [1913 Webster]

{Chlorite slate}, a schistose or slaty rock consisting of alumina, iron, and magnesia. [1913 Webster]


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