Saussurite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Saussurite (Min) A tough, compact mineral, of a white, greenish, or grayish color. It is near zoisite in composition, and in part, at least, has been produced by the alteration of feldspar.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n saussurite A fine-grained compact mineral of a white, gray, or green color. It has a specific gravity above 3, and in part is identical with zoisite; in many cases it can be shown to have been derived from the alteration of feldspar. It is found in the Alps at various points as a constituent of the rock gabbro (including euphotide), and also at other localities.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Saussurite saw-sū′rīt a fine-grained compact mineral, of grayish colour
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. So called from M. Saussure,