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phlogopite

Syllabification: phlog·o·pite
Pronunciation: /ˈfläɡəˌpīt
 
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Definition of phlogopite in English:

noun

A brown micaceous mineral that occurs chiefly in metamorphosed limestone and magnesium-rich igneous rocks.
Example sentences
  • Some of the characteristic minerals found in kimberlite are olivine, pyrope garnet, enstatite, diopside, ilmenite, phlogopite, perovskite, magnetite, and spinel.
  • Also, diamond is well known as host for a wide variety of inclusions such as graphite, magnetite, ilmenite, garnet (usually pyrope), chrome-diopside, chlorite, biotite, phlogopite, and even corundum.
  • Other associated minerals include olivine (commonly altered to serpentine), phlogopite, enstatite, and many other trace accessory minerals.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Greek phlogōpos 'fiery' (from the base of phlegein 'to burn') + ōps, ōp- 'face' + -ite1.

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