Eclogite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Eclogite (Min) A rock consisting of granular red garnet, light green smaragdite, and common hornblende; -- so called in reference to its beauty.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n eclogite The name given by Haüy to a rock consisting of a crystalline-granular aggregate of omphacite (a granular, grass-green variety of pyroxene) with red garnet. With these essential constituents cyanite (disthene) is often associated, and, less commonly, silvery mica, quartz, and pyrites. This is one of the most beautiful of rocks, and of rather rare occurrence. It is found in the Alps, in the Fichtelgebirge in Bavaria, in the Erzgebirge in Bohemia, and also in Norway. It occurs in lenticular masses in the older gneisses and schists. To the variety occurring at Syra in Greece, consisting largely of cyanite or disthene, the name cyanite rock or disthene rock has been given. Also spelled eklogite.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Eclogite ek′loj-īt a crystalline rock, composed of smaragdite and red garnet.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Ecloque
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. eklogē, selection—ek, out, legein, to choose.

Usage

In literature:

In another eclogite boulder, diamond was found partly embedded in pyrope.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 4" by Various
Other minerals which have been found in eclogites are bronzite, olivine and glaucophane.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 10" by Various
With omphacite and smaragdite, garnet forms the peculiar rock called eclogite.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 4" by Various
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