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chamosite

[ sham-uh-zahyt ]

noun

  1. a mineral of the chlorite group, hydrous aluminum silicate of iron, occurring in gray or black crystals in oolitic iron ore.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of chamosite1

1825–35; variant of camoisite, named after Chamoison in the Valais, Switzerland, where found; -ite 1

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