Definition of chloromelanite in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌklɔːrə(ʊ)ˈmɛlənʌɪt/
Pronunciation: /ˌklɒrə(ʊ)ˈmɛlənʌɪt/


[mass noun]
A greenish-black variety of jadeite containing a high proportion of iron.
Example sentences
  • Deep green to greenish-black varieties are called chloromelanite and are colored by iron.
  • And it may in fact be any one of three very hard minerals: nephrite, jadeite and chloromelanite.
  • Omphacite and chloromelanite are locally quite abundant in these rarer rocks.

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