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- n. Variant of kyanite.
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- n. Alternative form of kyanite.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A mineral occuring in thin-bladed crystals and crystalline aggregates, of a sky-blue color. It is a silicate of aluminium.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A silicate of aluminium, occurring in bladed to fibrous crystalline aggregates and in triclinic crystals.
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- n. a grey or greenish-blue mineral consisting of aluminum silicate in crystalline form; occurs in metaphoric rock, used as a refractory
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Kyanite is the variant spelling of the original name of this mineral, cyanite.
We sought in vain for cyanite, which we had discovered in some blocks near Maniquarez.
The presence of cyanite, rutile-titanite, and garnets, and the absence of Lydian stone, and all fragmentary or arenaceous rocks, seem to characterise the formation we describe as primitive.
It contains, in the peninsula of Araya, garnets disseminated in the mass, cyanite and, when it passes to clayey-slate, small layers of native alum.
The direction and inclination of the stratum remain the same, and the thonschiefer, which takes the look of a transition-rock, is but a modification of the primitive mica-slate of Maniquarez, containing garnets, cyanite, and rutile titanite.
He informed us all about internal fires and tertiary formations; about äeriforms, fluidiforms, and solidiforms; about quartz and marl; about schist and schorl; about gypsum and trap; about talc and calc; about blende and horn-blende; about mica-slate and pudding-stone; about cyanite and lepidolite; about hematite and tremolite; about antimony and calcedony; about manganese and whatever you please.
A different method to concoct it used five grams of "Iodite of Potassium," mixed with 100 grams of water, two grams of tartaric acid, "Sulpharated soda," "Ferro cyanite of potassium" and diluted ink.
We detached with difficulty a fragment of cyanite from a block of splintered and milky quartz, which was isolated on the shore.
a transition-rock, is but a modification of the primitive mica-slate of Maniquarez, containing garnets, cyanite, and rutile titanite.
[* Oviedo terms it “A resinous, aromatic, and medicinal liquor.”] [* The Piedra pelada of the Creoles.] [* In New Spain, the cyanite has been discovered only in the province of Guatimala, at Estancia Grande, — Del Rio Tablas Min.