Definition of ilvaite in English:


Syllabification: il·va·ite
Pronunciation: /ˈilvəˌīt


  • A mineral consisting of a basic silicate of calcium and iron, typically occurring as black prisms.
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    • There are exceptions, such as German manganite, some Bolivian and Chinese cassiterite, Russian ilvaite, Brazilian and Namibian schorl, Panasqueira ferberite, and rutile, especially that from Graves Mountain, Georgia.
    • As the first snowflakes of the season were falling, I bought a nice thumbnail of ilvaite on hedenbergite for only $10!
    • Several smaller ilvaite crystals and some associated quartz crystals fill out the rest of this wonderful display piece.


early 19th century: from Latin Ilva 'Elba'(an Italian island in the Mediterranean) + -ite1.

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