Cordierite



[kawr-dee-uh-rahyt] /ˈkɔr di əˌraɪt/

noun
1.
a strongly dichroic blue mineral consisting of a silicate of magnesium, aluminum, and iron: common in metamorphic rocks.
/ˈkɔːdɪəˌraɪt/
noun
1.
a grey or violet-blue dichroic mineral that consists of magnesium aluminium iron silicate in orthorhombic crystalline form and is found in metamorphic rocks. Formula: (Mg,Fe)2AL4Si5O18.nH2O Also called dichroite, iolite
cordierite
(kôr’dē-ə-rīt’)
A light-blue to dark-blue or gray orthorhombic mineral. Cordierite is a silicate of magnesium, aluminum, and sometimes iron, and is found in granites and in metamorphic rocks that form under relatively low-pressure conditions. Chemical formula: (Mg,Fe)2Al4Si5O18.

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