from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A serpentinous mineral occurring embedded in serpentine at Baste in the Harz and elsewhere, and probably derived from the alteration of a variety of enstatite (bronzite).
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In colour bastite is brown or green with the same metallic sheen as bronzite.
Radauthal, Harz, where patches of pale greyish-green bastite are embedded in a darker-coloured serpentine.