A hard, white, translucent ceramic made by firing a pure clay and then glazing it with variously colored fusible materials; china.
The definition of translucent is allowing light to pass through but not showing the distinct images on the other side.
Composed or constructed of ivory.
Filled with, consisting of, or yielding milk or a fluid resembling milk:
A semiprecious gem made from this mineral
A soft, whitish to reddish-brown rock consisting mainly of hydrous aluminum oxides and aluminum hydroxides along with silica, silt, iron hydroxides, and clay minerals. Bauxite forms from the breakdown of clays and is a major source of aluminum.
A usually white, clear, pale-yellow or blue orthorhombic mineral. Calcite occurs in many different forms and is the main component of chalk, limestone, and marble. It is a polymorph of aragonite. Chemical formula: CaCO3.
A generally green or black secondary mineral, (Mg,Fe,Al)6 (Si,Al)4 O10 (OH)8 , often formed by metamorphic alteration of primary dark rock minerals, that appears as a spot of green and resembles mica.
A widely distributed black to brownish-black chromium ore, FeCr2 O4 .
A fluoride of sodium and aluminum, Na3AlF6, found in Greenland or produced synthetically and used in the molten state in the electrolytic production of aluminum
A yellowish-green or blackish-green monoclinic mineral. Epidote occurs as formless grains or as prism-shaped crystals, and is found in limestones that have undergone slight metamorphism or in igneous rocks. Chemical formula: Ca2(Al, Fe)3(SiO4)3OH.
A greenish mineral of the mica group, a hydrous silicate of potassium, iron, aluminum, or magnesium, (K,Na)(Al,Fe,Mg)2 (Al,Si)4 O10 (OH)2 , found in greensand and used as a fertilizer and water softener.
A bluish-green to colorless triclinic mineral. Kyanite occurs as long, thin, blade-shaped crystals in metamorphic rocks. It is unique among minerals in having two grades of hardness, one along its length, and one along its width. It is a polymorph of andalusite and sillimanite, but can form at lower temperatures than either of these. Chemical formula: Al2SiO5.
A soft, brownish-black coal in which the alteration of vegetable matter has proceeded further than in peat but not as far as in bituminous coal.
A black, viscous natural bitumen.
A light yellow to gray, metallic, orthorhombic mineral. Marcasite is a polymorph of pyrite and looks similar to it but has a lower specific gravity, is paler in color, and often has a radiating fibrous structure. Chemical formula: FeS2.
A very soft, lead-gray mineral, MoS2, the chief ore of molybdenum; molybdenum sulfide
A yellow or brownish-red native phosphate of the rare-earth elements, a major source of thorium, cerium, lanthanum, neodymium, etc.
A kind of gypsum found in transparent crystals
Any mineral containing the group SiO4 , either isolated, or joined to other groups in chains, sheets, or three-dimensional groups with metal elements. Micas and feldspars are silicate minerals.
A metalloid element that occurs in both gray crystalline and brown noncrystalline forms. It is the second most abundant element in the Earth's crust and can be found only in silica and silicates. Silicon is used in glass, semiconductors, concrete, and ceramics. Atomic number 14; atomic weight 28.086; melting point 1,410°C; boiling point 2,355°C; specific gravity 2.33; valence 4.
(Solid state chemistry) Any crystalline material, not necessarily an oxide, that possesses the same crystal structure as this mineral.
A greenish to pinkish or lilac mineral, LiAlSi2 O6 , that is used as a source of lithium and in transparent varieties as a gemstone.
A brittle, silvery-white, rare metallic element usually found in combination with gold and other metals, produced commercially as a byproduct of the electrolytic refining of copper and used in compact discs, semiconductors, ceramics, and blasting caps and (in the form of bismuth telluride) in thermoelectric devices. In alloys it improves the machinability of stainless steel or copper, and increases the durability and hardness of lead. Atomic number 52; atomic weight 127.60; melting point 449.5°C; boiling point 988°C; specific gravity 6.23 (20°C); valence 2, 4, 6.
A white to gray triclinic or monoclinic mineral found in metamorphic rocks and used in ceramics, paints, plastics, and cements. Chemical formula: CaSiO3 .
Any of a large group of natural hydrous aluminum silicates of sodium, calcium, potassium, barium, etc., chiefly found in cavities in igneous rocks and characterized by a ready loss or gain of water of hydration: many are capable of ion exchange with solutions
Mildly dizzy or faint:
Of a light color or complexion
a hard compact kind of calcite
a hard compact kind of calcite
Any of a large group of usually dark minerals composed of a silicate joined to various metals, such as magnesium, iron, calcium or sodium. Amphiboles occur as columnar or fibrous prismatic crystals in igneous and metamorphic rocks. Most are monoclinic, but some are orthorhombic. Hornblende, actinolite and glaucophane are amphiboles. Chemical formula: (Mg,Fe,Ca,Na)2-3(Mg,Fe,Al)5(Si,Al)8O22OH2.
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