- a mineral, calcium and boron silicate, CaB(SiO4)(OH), usually occurring in rock cavities in the form of colorless, prismatic crystals.
Origin of datolite
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He uncovered a few more of the datolite crystals and put them in his pocket.The Flaming Mountain
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Datolite is white or colourless, often with a greenish tinge; it is transparent or opaque.
Certain pseudomorphs of chalcedony after datolite, from Haytor in Devonshire, have received the name of “haytorite.”
- a colourless mineral consisting of a hydrated silicate of calcium and boron in monoclinic crystalline form, occurring in cavities in igneous rocks. Formula: CaBSiO 4 (OH)
C19: dato- from Greek dateisthai to divide + -lite
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