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itacolumite

[ it-uh-kol-yuh-mahyt ]
/ ˌɪt əˈkɒl yəˌmaɪt /
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noun

a sandstone consisting of interlocking quartz grains and mica scales, found principally in Brazil and North Carolina, and noted for its flexibility in thin slabs.

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Origin of itacolumite

1860–65; named after Itacolumi, mountain in Brazil; see -ite1
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itacolumite
/ (ˌɪtəˈkɒljʊˌmaɪt) /

noun

a fine-grained micaceous sandstone that occurs in thin flexible slabs

Word Origin for itacolumite

C19: named after Itacolumi mountain in Brazil where it is found
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