- a group of minerals, hydrous silicates of aluminum, ferrous iron, and magnesium, occurring in green platelike crystals or scales.
Origin of chlorite1
- a salt of chlorous acid, as potassium chlorite, KClO2.
Origin of chlorite2
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Mica, epidote, and chlorite are also present as accessories.Volcanoes: Past and Present
In igneous rock the ore-bearing solutions may have altered the wall rock to a dense mixture of quartz, sericite, and chlorite.
Where chlorite is important, it is sometimes called chloritic or "propylitic" alteration.
I did feel that I did not owe my escape merely to my acquaintance with chlorite and its properties.My Schools and Schoolmasters
Chlorite is another soft, easily scratched mineral, generally of a dark-green colour.Geology
- any of a group of green soft secondary minerals consisting of the hydrated silicates of aluminium, iron, and magnesium in monoclinic crystalline form: common in metamorphic rocks
C18: from Latin chlōrītis precious stone of a green colour, from Greek khlōritis, from khlōros greenish yellow
- any salt of chlorous acid, containing the monovalent ion ClO 2 –
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- A salt of chlorous acid.
- The inorganic group ClO2 or a salt containing it.
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- A usually green or black, flaky mineral that looks like mica. Chlorite is either monoclinic or triclinic and occurs in low-grade metamorphic rocks (rocks that have undergone little metamorphism). It often forms by the alteration of dark minerals (often rich in iron and magnesium) during metamorphism. Chemical formula: (Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8.
- A salt containing the group ClO2.
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