Eurite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Eurite ū"rīt (Min) A compact feldspathic rock; felsite. See Felsite.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n eurite A name given in 1819 by D'Aubuisson to a rock described by him as being a fine-grained, homogeneous granite, consisting mainly of feldspar (the other ingredients being intimately mingled with the feldspar, as if fused with it), having a hardness a little less than that of quartz, and being partly fusible before the blowpipe. The name is at present but little used in France, where petro-silex is preferred, and hardly at all in other countries. See quartz-porphyry and felsite.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. eurite,

Usage

In literature:

EURITE and EURITIC PORPHYRY.
"A Manual of Elementary Geology" by Charles Lyell
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