from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A mineral of the zeolite family, occurring generally in masses of a radiated structure, in spherical concretions or compact. It is a hydrous silicate of aluminium, calcium, and sodium.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Min.) A zeolitic mineral, occurring generally in masses of a radiated structure. It is a hydrous silicate of aluminia, lime, and soda. Called also
mesole, and comptonite.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun mineralogy Another name for
ozarkite, a mineral native to the United States.
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Some gems, such as the chlorastrolite, thomsonite, and agates of Lake Superior, are gathered on beaches, where they have fallen from rock which has gradually disintegrated by weathering and wave action.