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chabasite


chabasite


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chabasite  \Chab"a*site\  (k[a^]b"[.a]*s[imac]t),  Cabazite 
  \Cab"a*zite\  (k[a^]b"[.a]*z[imac]t),  n.  [Gr.  chabazi`os  one  of 
  twenty  species  of  stones  mentioned  in  the  poem  Peri`  li`qwn, 
  ascribed  to  Orpheus.]  (Min.) 
  A  mineral  occuring  in  glassy  rhombohedral  crystals,  varying, 
  in  color  from  white  to  yellow  or  red.  It  is  essentially  a 
  hydrous  silicate  of  alumina  and  lime.  Called  also  {chabasie}.