tephroite

/tef"roh uyt'/, n.
a mineral, silicate of manganese, Mn2SiO4, occurring in orthorhombic crystals.
[1865-70; < G Tephroit < Gk tephró(s) ash gray + G -it -ITE1]

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      olivine mineral found only in iron-manganese ore deposits and skarns and in metamorphosed manganese-rich sediments, such as those of Cornwall, Eng., and Franklin, N.J., in the United States. Tephroite (manganese silicate; Mn2SiO4) forms a solid solution series with the olivine fayalite in which iron completely replaces manganese in the molecular structure. For detailed physical properties, see olivine (table).

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