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zoisite Line breaks: zois|ite
Pronunciation: /ˈzɔɪsʌɪt/

Definition of zoisite in English:


[mass noun]
A greyish-white or greyish-green crystalline mineral consisting of a basic silicate of calcium and aluminium.
Example sentences
  • The titanite grains from Zones 1 and 2 show marginal growth interstitial to newly grown crystals of metamorphic minerals such as plagioclase, biotite and zoisite.
  • The Badger Flats area is also well known for clinozoisite, garnet, hematite, scheelite, vesuvianite, wollastonite, and zoisite (variety thulite).
  • Titanite, garnet and zoisite are secondary in origin.


Early 19th century: from the name of Baron S. von Edelstein Zois (1747–1819), Austrian scholar, + -ite1.

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