Share this entry

Share this page


Saltos de línea: du|mor¦tier|ite
Pronunciación: /djʊˈmɔːtɪərʌɪt

Definición de dumortierite en inglés:


[mass noun]
A rare blue or violet mineral occurring typically as needles and fibrous masses in gneiss and schist. It consists of an aluminium and iron borosilicate.
Example sentences
  • Little known from the east coast, important deposits of dumortierite exist in Rochester and Oreana, Nevada.
  • Beautiful blue semi-precious dumortierite nuggets are accented by sparkling 8mm clear Swarovski crystals.
  • Detrital dumortierite infrequently has been found in the heavy mineral fraction of sediments.


late 19th century: from the name of V.-E. Dumortier (1802–76), French geologist, + -ite1.

Definición de dumortierite en:

Share this entry

Share this page


¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día boscage
Pronunciación: ˈbɒskɪdʒ
a mass of trees or shrubs