Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rare mineral, a silicate of iron, zinc, manganese, and glucinum, containing about 6 per cent. of sulphur, found in eastern Massachusetts, in grains and isometric crystals in granite.
- n. mineralogy An isometric-hextetrahedral mineral containing beryllium, iron, oxygen, silicon, and sulfur.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Min.) A mineral occuring in octahedral crystals, also massive, of a reddish color. It is a silicate of iron, zinc manganese, and glucinum, containing sulphur.
- Dana + -lite, after James Dwight Dana. (Wiktionary)
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