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Definition of the noun actinolite

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noun - plural: actinolites

  1. a green mineral of the amphibole group; calcium magnesium iron silicate
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic word: amphibole = a mineral or mineral variety belonging to the amphibole group
    • member of: amphibole group = a group of minerals with similar crystal structures containing a silicate chain and combinations of chiefly sodium and calcium and magnesium and iron and aluminum

Alternative definition of the noun actinolite

noun

  1. [mineral] A mineral with monoclinic crystals of the chemical formula Ca2(Mg,Fe)5Si8O22(OH)2, belonging to the amphibole group.

Explanation

Actinolite is an amphibole silicate mineral with the chemical formula ☐Ca₂Si₈O₂₂₂.

  • also known as 阳起石

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Google previewPetrology, Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Actinolite is an amphibole silicate mineral with the chemical ...

Google previewHandbook of Textile Fibres (1984)

Natural Fibres by J Gordon Cook

Actinolite is an iron calcium magnesium silicate which occurs as greenish masses of fibrous crystals. (3) Crocidolite (Blue Asbestos; Amosite) is a iron sodium silicate which occurs as long flexible fibres of bluish colour, and with a characteristic silky lustre. The fibres are 7.5–10cm (3–4 in). Crocidolite has a higher tensile strength than other asbestos fibres, but is not so resistant to high temperatures as crysotile. (4) Mountain Leather (Mountain Cork) is found in the form of leathery ...

Google previewReport of Progress 1874-1889,A-Z. (1875)

Actinolite is that variety of amphibole, ...

Google previewThe Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia (101-)

by Project Gutenberg

Actinolite is an important member of the monoclinic series, forming radiating groups of acicular crystals of a bright green or greyishgreen colour. It occurs frequently as a constituent of crystalline schists. The name (from aktis, a ray, and lithos, a stone) is a translation of the old German word Strahlstein, radiated stone. Glaucophane, crocidolite, riebeckite and arfvedsonite form a somewhat special group of alkaliamphiboles. The two former are blue fibrous minerals occurring in crystalline ...

Google previewRock-forming Minerals (1997)

Double-Chain Silicates, Volume 2B by William Alexander Deer, Robert Andrew Howie, J. Zussman

77Mg Actinolite is the characteristic mineral in low- grade metamorphic rocks of the Nakoso district, Japan (Shido 1958), and the actinolite-epidote-chlorite assemblage is common in the schists of basic composition. The amphibole is often sharply zoned and consists of a pale green or colourless actinolite with a well defined blue-green hornblende margin. The two amphiboles ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Crystals (2007)

by Judy Hall

Natural Actinolite point Diopside Crystal system Monoclinic Chemistry CaMg( Si206) Calcium magnesium silicate Hardness 5—6.5 Source USA, Sweden, Canada, Germany, India, Russia Number 9 Zodiac sign Virgo Beneficial for Mathematics, trust, psychological conditions, physical weakness, acid-alkaline balance, inflammation, muscular aches and spasm, kidneys, heart, hormonal balance, circulation, blood pressure, stress. The name Diopside comes from the Greek word ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Aphrodisiacs (2013)

Psychoactive Substances for Use in Sexual Practices by Christian Rätsch, Claudia Müller-Ebeling

Actinolite. Mineral: Amphibole Class, silicate Ca2(Mg,Fe++)5(Si4O11)OH2 Other Names Aktinolith, actinote, actinotus, actinolyte, aktinolith (German), ray stone, Schorlus radiatus, strahlschörl, yang qi shi (Chinese, “stone that increases yang”) , yanggisok (Korean), yokiseki (Japanese) Actinolite is a mineral whose crystals are found in bladed ...

Google previewLexicon of Geologic Names of the United States for 1936-1960 (1966)

by Grace C. Keroher

Consists of black, gray, and green phyllite, quartz-mica schist, quartzite, actinolite-quartz granulite, actinolite granulite, biotite -actinolite ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Chemistry (1827)

In which the Principles of the Science are Investigated ... by Andrew Ure

ACTINOLITE. Strahlstein of Werner. Amphibole Actinote ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Chemistry, on the Basis of Mr. Nicholson's (1824)

In which the Principles of the Science are Investigated Anew, and Its Applications to the Phenomena of Nature, Medicine, Mineralogy, Agriculture, and Manufactures, Detailed by Andrew Ure

ACTINOLITE. Strahlstein of Wer. ner. Amphibole Actinote heraëdre of Hauy. There are three varieties of this mineral; the crystallized, the asbestous, and the glassy. 1st, Crystallized actinolite. Colour leekgreen, and green of darker shades. It crystallizes in long oblique hexahedral prisms, with irregular terminations. Crystals frequently striated lengthwise, sometimes acicular. Its lustre is shining. It is translucent. Occasionally it is found in silky fibres. Its sp. gr. varies from 5.0 to 3.3.

Google previewA Dictionary of Chemistry: on the basis of Mr. Nicholson's, etc (1835)

by Andrew URE

ACTINOLITE. Strahlstein of Werner. Amphibole Actinote hexaedre of Hauy. There are three varieties of this mineral; the crystallized, the asbestous, and the glassy. 1st, Crystallized actinolite. Colour leekgreen, and green of darker shades. It crystallizes in long oblique hexaedral prisms, with irregular terminations. Crystals frequently striated lengthwise, sometimes acicular. Its lustre is shining. It is translucent. Occasionally it is found in silky fibres. Its sp. gr. varies from 3.0 to 3.3. Fracture ...

Google previewDictionary of Gems and Gemology (2013)

by Mohsen Manutchehr-Danai

Habachtal, Austria emeralds contain green actinolite or grammatite fiber. Sandawana, Zimbabwe emeralds contain green actinolite or curved tremolite fibers. Transvaal, South Africa emeralds contain green mica or fuchsite flakes. India emeralds contain hexagonalic cavities of negative crystals filled with liquid and gas parallel (two phases) to the main axis of the host crystal. Pakistan emeralds have several flakes of mica and small crystals of phenakite within. An unusual radical ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences (1872)

by Henry Watts

Actinolite ...

Google previewVan Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia (2013)

by Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine

ACTINOLITE. The term for a calcium-iron-magnesium amphibole, the formula being Ca2(Mg,Fe)SSigO22(OH)2 but the amount of iron varies considerably. It occurs as bladed crystals or in fibrous or granular masses. Its hardness is 5–6, sp gr 3–3.2, color green to grayish green, transparent to opaque, luster vitreous to silky or waxy. Iron in the ferrous state is believed to be the cause of its green color . Actinolite derives its name from the frequent radiated groups of crystals. Essentially it ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Chemistry and Mineralogy, with Their Applications (1835)

by Andrew Ure

ACTINOLITE. Strahlstein of Werner. Amphibole Actinote hea'aedre of Hauy. There are three varieties of this mineral; the crystallized, the asbestous, and the glassy. 1st, Crystallized actinolite. Colour leekgreen, and green of darker shades. It crystallizes in long ...

Google previewTechnological Dictionary (1846)

Explaining the Terms of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Professions, and Trades by W. M. Buchanan

There are three varieties, the crystallised, the asbestose, and the glassy actinolite. Colour, green, varying in shade. Constituents: silica, 50; lime, 975; magnesia, 1925; ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Scientific Terms and Technological Expressions by W. M. Buchanan (1869)

by W. M. Buchanan

There are three varieties,— the crystallised, the asbestose, and the glassy actinolite. Colour, green, varying in shade. Constituents: silica, 50; lime, 9.75; magnesia, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Toxicology (2005)

by Bruce Anderson, Ann de Peyster, Shayne C. Gad, P.J. Bert Hakkinen, Michael Kamrin, Betty Locey, Harihara M. Mehendale, Carey Pope, Lee Shugart

• S YNONYMS : Asbestos fiber; Actinolite; Amianthus; Amosite; Amphibole; Anthophylite; Ascarite; Chrysotile; Crocidolite; Fibrous Grunerite; Serpentine; Tremolite • C HEMICAL /P HARMACEUTICAL /O THER C LASS : Mineral fibers ...

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