armenite

armenite

[är′mē‚nīt]
(mineralogy)
BaCa2 Al6Si8O28·2H2O Mineral composed of a hydrous calcium barium aluminosilicate.
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Les Armeniens d'Amerique du sud s'appuient sur le dynamisme de leur vie communautaire pour developper leur armenite et leur sentiment d'appartenance au groupe.
Frustres par cette acculturation, ils n'en revendiquent pas moins leur origine et leur armenite.
It remained the only find of armenite from Kongsberg until May, 1998, when collectors Harald Kristiansen and Per Naerbo found the mineral in solid rock inside a tunnel in the Bratteskjerpet mine.
Good-quality specimens of calcite, quartz, fluorite, sphalerite, stilbite, epidote, argentite and native silver, and nice microcrystals of the rare minerals armenite, brewsterite and rapidcreekite have also recently been found.
The other new Swiss thumbnail mineral is something much rarer and less familiar: the largest crystals of armenite yet found in the world, reportedly collected in the late 1970's on the Wasenalp, near the Simplon Pass, Canton Valais.
Cherbadung rarities in this part of the room, and in microcrystals, included asbecasite, chernovite-(Y), cervandonite-(Ce), and fetiasite with anatase; and then there were a few thumbnails of white microcrystallized armenite from Wasenborn, Simplon area.