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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In mineralogy, an isotropic mineral found in the Shergotty meteorite. It has the composition of labradorite, and the suggestion has been made that it may be a fused feldspar.

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  • noun mineralogy A glassy phase found in some meteorites and impact craters, typically similar in composition to plagioclase feldspar.

Etymologies

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M H N Story-Maskelyne, British geologist, and -ite.

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