hairstone

hairstone

[′her‚stōn]
(geology)
Quartz embedded with hairlike crystals of rutile, actinolite, or other mineral.
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In: Benedetti L, Hairstone J and Ross S (eds) Gendered Contexts: New Perspectives in Italian Cultural Studies.
hairstone quartz thickly penetrated with hairlike crystals of other minerals
The Hairstone: An American Family in Black and White by Henry Wiencek St Martin's Press, January 1999 $14.95, ISBN 0-312-19277-0