American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A gray, brown, or pink mineral, Ca2Al3(SiO4)3(OH), used in ornamental stonework.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mineral closely related to epidote, but orthorhombic in crystallization. It occurs in prismatic crystals, often deeply striated and rounded, also massive; it varies in color from white to yellow, greenish, and rose-red. Its composition is similar to that of epidote, except that it contains calcium and but little iron. Thulite is a variety of a rose-red color, found in Norway. Also called
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Min.) A grayish or whitish mineral occurring in orthorhombic, prismatic crystals, also in columnar masses. It is a silicate of alumina and lime, and is allied to epidote.
- Named after Austrian scientist Baron Sigmund Zois von Edelstein (1747-1819) in 1805. -ite (Wiktionary)
- German Zoisit, after Baron Sigismund Zois von Edelstein (1747-1819), Slovenian noble. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The severe crushing to which the rock has been subjected has resulted in the conversion of the plagioclase into scapolite and also in the formation of zoisite by the characteristic alteration of the lime bearing silicate of the feldspar in conjunction with other constituents of the rock.”
“When a blue zoisite came across Tiffany & Co.'s desk in the late 1960s, the company was quick to identify a fatal flaw.”
“(i) Merelani in Kiteto District, Arusha Region - famous for the mining of tanzanite (a blue-violet zoisite).”
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