- an orthorhombic dimorph of clinozoisite.
Origin of zoisite
1795–1805; named after Baron S. Zois von Edelstein (1747–1819), Slovenian nobleman who discovered it; see -ite1
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- a grey, brown, or pink mineral consisting of hydrated calcium aluminium silicate in orthorhombic crystalline form. Formula: Ca 2 Al 3 (SiO 4) 3 (OH)
C19: from German Zoisit; named after Baron Sigismund Zois von Edelstein (1747–1819), Slovenian nobleman; see -ite 1