Definition of antigorite in English:

antigorite

Line breaks: an|tig¦or|ite
Pronunciation: /anˈtɪgərʌɪt
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A mineral of the serpentine group, occurring typically as thin green plates.
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    • As seen in the granite, subhedral to anhedral grains of fayalite are fractured and show varying stages of alteration to hematite, antigorite, calcite, and magnetite.
    • Dumps and outcrops in the vicinity have produced hand specimens of antigorite, chrysotile, and impressive crystals of grass-green talc with snow-white dolomite.
    • The crystal structure of antigorite could not be solved, because of very fine crystal size and many defects.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Antigorio, a valley in Piedmont, Italy, + -ite1.

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