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glauconite


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glauconite  \Glau"co*nite\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  glauconite,  glauconie,  fr 
  L.  glaucus.  See  {Glaucous}.]  (Min.) 
  The  green  mineral  characteristic  of  the  greensand  of  the 
  chalk  and  other  formations.  It  is  a  hydrous  silicate  of  iron 
  and  potash.  See  {Greensand}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  glauconite 
  n  :  a  green  mineral  consisting  of  hydrated  silicate  of  potassium 
  or  iron  or  magnesium  or  aluminum;  found  in  greensand 




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