- a fibrous, dark-green hornblende formed by the hydrothermal alteration of pyroxene.
Origin of uralite
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Uralite, ū′ral-īt, n. a mineral with the crystalline form of augite and the cleavage and specific gravity of hornblende.
- an amphibole mineral, similar to hornblende, that replaces pyroxene in some igneous and metamorphic rocks
C19: from the Ural Mountains where it was first found + -ite 1