stichtite


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stichtite

[′sti‚kīt]
(mineralogy)
Mg6Cr2(CO3)(OH)16·4H2O A lilac-colored rhombohedral mineral composed of hydrous basic carbonate of magnesium and chromium.
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The term "bouazzerite" had earlier been used by the local miners for an iron-rich variety of stichtite, but as a species name it was discredited by Caillere (1942) and again by Paclt (1953).
8) and their magnetism, but above all for their common association of scaly rose-violet stichtite.
Specimens showing transparent gray spheres of prehnite, with stichtite, in granular chromite, have been collected in a small open-pit mine east of Agoudal and in ore piles of chromite from Inguijem.
Although rose-colored cobalt minerals are very common in the area, this rose-colored material did not look to us like a cobalt-bearing mineral, reminding us, rather, of stichtite from Australia.
Stichtite is found commonly elsewhere in the district too.
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