californite

/kal'euh fawr"nuyt/, n.
[1900-05; CALIFORN(IA) (where it is found) + -ITE1]

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      jadelike variety of the mineral vesuvianite (q.v.).

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • californite — noun A green vesuvianite found in California, resembling jade and used as a gemstone. Syn: vesuvianite jade, vesuvian jade …   Wiktionary

  • californite — cal·i·for·nite …   English syllables

  • californite — ˌnīt noun ( s) Etymology: California, its locality + English ite : a compact variety of idocrase of an olive green or grass green color closely resembling jade …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cyprine (Minéral) — Vésuvianite Vésuvianite Catégorie IX : silicates Vésuvianite monocristal (4.2x2.5cm) Sierra de la Cruz Mexique …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Idocrase — Vésuvianite Vésuvianite Catégorie IX : silicates Vésuvianite monocristal (4.2x2.5cm) Sierra de la Cruz Mexique …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Vesuvianite — Vésuvianite Vésuvianite Catégorie IX : silicates Vésuvianite monocristal (4.2x2.5cm) Sierra de la Cruz Mexique …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Vésuvianite — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Hyacinte (homonymie). Vésuvianite Catégorie IX : silicates[1] …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Vesuvianite — from the Jeffrey Mine in Asbestos, Quebec General Category Mineral …   Wikipedia

  • vesuvianite — /veuh sooh vee euh nuyt /, n. a mineral, chiefly a hydrous silicate of calcium and aluminum, commonly in tetragonal crystals and usually of a brown to green color; idocrase. [1885 90; VESUVIAN + ITE1] * * * ▪ mineral also called  idocrase … …   Universalium

  • vesuvianite jade — a green variety of vesuvianite, used as a gem: not a true jade. Also, vesuvian jade. Also called californite. * * * …   Universalium

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