- a micaceous mineral, similar in composition to muscovite, formed by chemical alteration of various other minerals.
Origin of pinite
1795–1805; < German Pinit, named after Pini, mine in Germany; see -ite1
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Historical Examples of pinite
Pinite has been said to have been also discovered in this spot.
In the granite rocks on the high hills south-east of Trewellard, Pinite is to be observed.
- a greyish-green or brown mineral containing amorphous aluminium and potassium sulphates
Word Origin for pinite
C19: from German Pinit, named after the Pini mine, Schneeberg, Saxony
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