Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as pollux, 3.
- n. mineralogy A colorless transparent mineral of the zeolite family consisting of hydrous cesium aluminum silicate and occurring massive or crystallizing in cubes.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Min.) A colorless transparent mineral, resembling quartz, occurring with castor or castorite on the island of Elba. It is a silicate of alumina and cæsia. Called also
- n. a rare mineral that is an important source of cesium
- Latin Polluc-, Pollux Pollux + English -ite (after German pollux pollucite) (Wiktionary)
“Most cesium is retrieved from the mineral pollucite.”
“However, there are a number of minerals that contain significant amounts of cesium, including mica, beryl, feldspar, petalite, and pollucite.”
“These include the cesium - and potassium-rich zeolites, pollucite and leucite, and the lithium-rich mica, zinnwaldite (a variety of the mineral lepidolite).”
“Most rubidium is retrieved from the minerals lepidolite (a mica mineral) and pollucite.”
“In there, it is assumed to contain 350,000 metric tons of pollucite ore.”
“It is occurs several minerals such as lepidolite, pollucite, amazonite, etc.”
“It is occurs several minerals such as lepidolite, pollucite, amazonite.”
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