[ sham-uh-zahyt ]
/ ˈʃæm əˌzaɪt /
a mineral of the chlorite group, hydrous aluminum silicate of iron, occurring in gray or black crystals in oolitic iron ore.
Origin of chamosite
1825–35; variant of camoisite, named after Chamoison in the Valais, Switzerland, where found; see -ite1
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