from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or containing chlorite: as, chloritic sand. Also chloretic.

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  • adjective Pertaining to, or containing, chlorite.

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  • adjective containing chlorite


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chlorite +‎ -ic


  • Where chlorite is important, it is sometimes called chloritic or "propylitic" alteration.

    The Economic Aspect of Geology

  • The beds exposed along the coast to the lashings of the surf are of various texture and character, -- here tough, bituminous, and dark; there of a pale hue, and so hard that they ring to the hammer like plates of cast iron; yonder soft, unctuous, and green, -- a kind of chloritic sandstone.

    The Cruise of the Betsey or, A Summer Ramble Among the Fossiliferous Deposits of the Hebrides. With Rambles of a Geologist or, Ten Thousand Miles Over the Fossiliferous Deposits of Scotland

  • The sand, pink above and chloritic yellow below, ended in a thick bed of water-rolled pebbles, not in ground-rock; nor did it show the couch of excellent clay which usually underlies the surface, and which, I have said, is extracted through pits to make sun-dried brick, swish, and other building materials.

    The Land of Midian

  • Above the red grit, weathered into a thousand queer shapes, stood strata of chloritic sand, a pale yellow-green, and capping it rose the usual dull-brown carbonate of lime.

    The Land of Midian

  • Here, however, they are hardly to be distinguished from the chloritic spines and natural sandbanks that stud the bed.

    The Land of Midian

  • After escaping from the imprisoning hills, the Fiumara bed, now about three-quarters of a mile broad, is bisected longitudinally by a long and broken lump of chloritic or serpentine sandstone; and rises in steps towards the right bank, upon which the pilgrims camp.

    The Land of Midian

  • The main trunk of many branches, it is a smooth incline, perfectly practicable to camels; with banks and buttresses of green-yellow chloritic sands, and longitudinal spines outcropping from the under surface.

    The Land of Midian

  • Expedition brought back specimens of free gold found in basalt, apparently eruptive, and in corundophyllite, which the engineer called greenstone porphyry: silver appeared in the red sands, in the chloritic quartz, and in the titaniferous iron of the Jebel el-Abayz; the value being 265 to 300 francs per ton, with traces in the scoriæ.

    The Land of Midian

  • They were also to wash in the cradle two tons of the pounded Cascalho (conglomerate gravel); one ton of the green-yellow chloritic or serpentine sand forming the under surface of the Wady Makná, reduced to four Girbahs or

    The Land of Midian

  • Some of the heights are of greenish-yellow chloritic felspar, well adapted for brick-making.

    The Land of Midian


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