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[ep-i-doht] /ˈɛp ɪˌdoʊt/

a mineral, calcium aluminum iron silicate, Ca 2 (Al, Fe) 3 Si 3 O 12 (OH), occurring in green prismatic crystals.
a green mineral consisting of hydrated calcium iron aluminium silicate in monoclinic crystalline form: common in metamorphic rocks. Formula: Ca2(Al,Fe)3(SiO4)3(OH)
A yellowish-green or blackish-green monoclinic mineral. Epidote occurs as formless grains or as prism-shaped crystals, and is found in limestones that have undergone slight metamorphism or in igneous rocks. Chemical formula: Ca2(Al, Fe)3(SiO4)3OH.


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