Definition of fayalite in English:

fayalite

Line breaks: faya|lite
Pronunciation: /ˈfeɪəlʌɪt
 
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noun

[mass noun]
A black or brown mineral which is an iron-rich form of olivine and occurs in many igneous rocks.
More example sentences
  • These minerals occur with manganoan fayalite and manganoan magnetite in a single sample.
  • Several pools of syenitic magma were separated from the main body of the melt, each eventually being emplaced as quartz syenite, fayalite granite, and riebeckite granite.
  • Associated with the fayalite are quartz, amphibole, and magnetite.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Fayal (the name of an island in the Azores) + -ite1.

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