noun Etymology: French dumortiérite, from Eugène Dumortier died 1876 French paleontologist Date: 1881 a bright especially blue mineral consisting of a borosilicate of aluminum

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  • Dumortierite — General Category Boro silicate mineral Chemical formula Al7BO3(SiO4)3O3 or Al6.5 7BO3(SiO4)3(O,OH)3[1] …   Wikipedia

  • dumortiérite — ● dumortiérite nom féminin (de E. Dumortier, nom propre) Borosilicate naturel d aluminium, de couleur bleue …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • dumortierite — diumortjeritas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Mineralas. formulė (Al,Fe)₇[O₃|BO₃|(SO₄)₃] atitikmenys: angl. dumortierite rus. дюмортьерит …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • dumortierite — d(y)üˈmȯrd.ēəˌrīt, ˌd(y)ü(ˌ)mȯrˈtiˌrīt noun ( s) Etymology: French dumortiérite, from Eugène Dumortier, 19th century French paleontologist + French ite : a bright blue or greenish blue mineral perhaps Al8BSi3O19OH consisting of basic aluminum… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dumortierite — /dooh mawr tee euh ruyt , dyooh /, n. a mineral, aluminum borosilicate. [1880 85; < F, named after Eugène Dumortier, 19th century French paleontologist; see ITE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • dumortierite — noun A fibrous aluminium boro silicate mineral that occurs in various colours …   Wiktionary

  • dumortierite — du·mor·ti·er·ite …   English syllables

  • dumortierite — /duˈmɔtiəˌraɪt/ (say dooh mawteeuh.ruyt) noun a mineral, aluminium borosilicate, used in making refractories. {named after Eugène Dumortier, 19th century French palaeontologist. See ite1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Mineral industry of Mozambique — The Mineral industry of Mozambique plays a significant role in the world’s production of aluminium, beryllium, and tantalum.[1] In 2006, Mozambique s share of the world s tantalum mine output amounted to 6%; beryllium, 5%; and aluminium, 2%.[1]… …   Wikipedia

  • Tanzanite — Infobox mineral name = Tanzanite category = Mineral Variety boxwidth = boxbgcolor = caption = Tanzanite gemstone, featuring an oval mixed cut formula = (Ca2Al3(SiO4)(Si2O7)O(OH)) color = Purple to Blue habit = Crystals flattened in an acicular… …   Wikipedia

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