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baddeleyite

Saltos de línea: bad¦deley|ite
Pronunciación: /ˈbad(ə)lɪʌɪt
 
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Definición de baddeleyite en inglés:

sustantivo

[mass noun]
A mineral consisting largely of zirconium dioxide, ranging from colourless to yellow, brown, or black.
Example sentences
  • Having determined the age of the Ballachulish Igneous Complex, we now examine the behaviour of the U-bearing accessory minerals baddeleyite, zircon and monazite in the Ballachulish metamorphic aureole.
  • Interestingly, their first choice of name was brazilite, but that name had already been applied to the mineral baddeleyite.
  • The U content of these metamorphic baddeleyites is towards the low end of the range seen in igneous baddeleyite, but not sufficiently different to be diagnostic.

Origen

late 19th century: named after Joseph Baddeley, English traveller, + -ite1.

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