Homilite Hom"i*lite, n. [From Gr. ? to be in company with.] (Min.) A borosilicate of iron and lime, near datolite in form and composition. [1913 Webster]

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  • Homilite — is a borosilicate mineral belonging to the gadolinite group of minerals with formula Ca2(Fe,Mg)B2Si2O10.It occurs as brown monoclinic crystals within feldspar masses in pegmatite and was discovered in 1876 in Stoko island, Langesundfiord, Norway …   Wikipedia

  • homilite — hom·i·lite …   English syllables

  • homilite — ˌlīt noun ( s) Etymology: German or Swedish homilit, from Greek homilein + German or Swedish it ite : a mineral (Ca,Fe)3Al5B2Si2O16 consisting of a black or blackish brown iron calcium borosilicate …   Useful english dictionary

  • List of minerals F-J (complete) — It is currently not possible to have a complete list of minerals . The International Mineralogical Association is the international group that recognises new minerals and new mineral names, however minerals discovered before 1959 did not go… …   Wikipedia

  • Datolite — Catégorie IX : silicates[1] Datolite Connecticut …   Wikipédia en Français

  • List of minerals — This is a List of minerals for which there are Wikipedia articles. Mineral variety names and mineraloids are to be listed after the valid minerals for each letter.For a complete listing (about 4,000) of all mineral names: List of minerals… …   Wikipedia

  • homily —   n. moral discourse; sermon.    ♦ homiletic(al), a.    ♦ homiletics, n. study of sermons; art of preaching.    ♦ homiliarium,    ♦ homiliary, n. book of sermons.    ♦ homilist,    ♦ homilite, n. preacher …   Dictionary of difficult words

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