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- n. A particular kind of sorosilicate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mineral of a grayish color and resinous luster, found chiefly at Mount Monzoni in Tyrol.
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Dr. Percy, in a communication with which he has kindly favored me, says that the minerals which he has found artificially produced and proved by analysis are Humboldtilite, gehlenite, olivine, and magnetic oxyd of iron, in octahedral crystals.
He suggests that the circumstance of the production of gehlenite at a high temperature in an iron furnace may possibly be made available by geologists in explaining the formation of the rocks in which the natural mineral occurs, as in Fassathal in the Tyrol.] --