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Definition of the noun sphene

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noun - plural: sphenes

  1. [mineralogy] titanite

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Google previewThe Book of Stones, Revised Edition (2015)

Who They Are and What They Teach by Robert Simmons, Naisha Ahsian

ROBERT SIMMONS Sphene is a stone of mental energy.

Google previewRock-Forming Minerals: Orthosilicates, Volume 1A (1982)

by William Alexander Deer, Robert Andrew Howie, J. Zussman

Sphene is a widespread accessory mineral of igneous rocks, and in many intermediate and acid plutonic rocks is the dominant titanium-bearing mineral. It is less common in the volcanic rocks and occurs, therefore, chiefly in diorites, syenites ...

Google previewGeology (2005)

by Cindy Jones

sphene (sometimes called titanite) is a mineral that comes in green, yellow, white, brown or black wedge-shaped crystals (sphene means wedge in Greek).

Google previewGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 2204

Sphene is a common component of both greywacke and siltstone, and magnetite, ilmenite, rutile and zircon are ubiquitous accessory constituents. Biotite occurs as fine grained, prismatic to highly irregular crystals intergrown with feldspar ...

Google previewThe Complete Guide to Crystal Astrology (2012)

360 crystals and sabian symbols for personal health, astrology and numerology by Marina Costelloe

Sabian Symbol: A fat boy mowing the lawn Marc Edmund Jones Key Word : Participation Jane RidderPatrick Healing Body Point: Left leg muscles Crystal Element: Green Sphene Expression: Green Sphene is a titaniumrich gemstone.

Google previewThe London, Edinburgh and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science (1888)

Sphene is an accessory constituent. Since it contains no white mica, the rock belongs to that subdivision of granite which has been termed granitite. A description of the spheroidal bodies was then given. The balls are somewhat flattened, the ...

Google previewEarth Materials (2016)

Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology by Cornelis Klein, Anthony Philpotts

Uses: Sphene is a rare gem with exceptional ...

Google previewRock-forming Minerals in Thin Section (1997)

by Hans Pichler, Cornelia Schmitt-Riegraf

Sphene is a hydrothermal mineral in pegmatites and in alpine fractures.

Google previewCircum-Pacific Plutonic Terranes (1983)

by J. A. Roddick

Primary sphene is a common accessory mineral in the Buckleys Lake pluton, but it is absent ...

Google previewThe Appalachian-Ouachita Orogen in the United States (1989)

by Robert D. Hatcher, Jr., William A. Thomas, George W. Viele

Sphene is a common accessory mineral in all rocks. Textures range from fine to medium grained and equigranular to porphyritic. Phenocrysts of microcline are commonly as much as 3 cm long and rarely as much as 7 cm. Two-feldspar ...

Google previewGeological Survey Bulletin (1949)

Leucoxene-coated sphene is an abundant fine-grained accessory in some of the rocks. In others, carbonate is abundant and apparently fills irregular cavities. Except for the absence of lithic fragments, aphanitic rhyolite generally is ...

Google previewGeological Magazine (1888)

by Henry Woodward

Sphene is an accessory constituent. Since it contains no white mica, the rock belongs to that subdivision of granite which has been termed granitite. A description of the spheroidal bodies was then given. The balls are somewhat flattened, the ...

Google previewActive Margins and Marginal Basins of the Western Pacific (1995)

by Brian Taylor, James Natland

Sphene is an accessory, but ubiquitous, mineral in all the rocks studied. It is found as dusty aggregates or as tiny anhedral grains scattered in the matrix and in veins. Opaque minerals include magnetite, ilmenite, hematite, and pyrite. Hematite ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Advanced Ceramic Materials (2012)

by R.J. Brook

The sole crystalline phase, sphene, amounts to 40 vol.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Evolution and Prehistory (2004)

Second Edition by Eric Delson, Ian Tattersall, John Van Couvering, Alison S. Brooks

Themost suitable minerals for fissiontrack analysisare highU minerals such as zircon, sphene, and apatite. LowU materials such asfeldspar and obsidian have much lower track densities and require several days of laborious counting to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (1978)

Volume 9 - Generative Epistemology of Problem Solving to Laplace and Geometric Transforms by Jack Belzer, Albert G. Holzman, Allen Kent

% heavy Tourmaline Opaque Ortho- Zircon minerals minerals pyroxene Hornblende Zoisite Clinopyroxene Red garnets Rutile Purple garnets Red garnets Epidote Sphene Sphene Total variance accounted for ...

Google previewA dictionary of chemistry and of mineralogy as connected with it (1826)

by William Campbell Ottley

Sphene is usually found in Scotland ; it is of a reddish or yellowish brown colour, and by a strong heat it fuses into a sort of brown enamel. It has a specific gravity of about 3.5 ; occurs in the form of granular concretions, or crystallized, and it ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Medical Terminology, Dental Surgery, and the Collateral Sciences (1867)

by Chapin Aaron Harris, Ferdinand James Samuel Gorgas

SPHENE. From. am,. a. wedge. A. dull yellow, green, gray, brown, or black mineral, composed of silicic acid, lime, and titanic acid. It occurs in amorphous crystals of the form of oblique rhombic prisms. SPHE/NOID. Sphenoi/des; from oom, ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Earth Science (2009)

by Jacqueline Smith

sphene /sfeen/ (titanite) A monoclinic mineral of composition CaTiSiO5 but with some replacement of O by OH ...

Google previewThe Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia (101-)

by Project Gutenberg

The term hornblendeschist is employed by many writers as nearly synonymous with amphibolite; most hornblendeschists contain felspar and iron oxides, while sphene, rutile, quartz and apatite are rarely absent. Reddish garnets are often ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (2013)

by Michael Allaby

with accessory 'sphene, ' apatite, ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Crossword Puzzle Dictionary (1996)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

topaz 6 amulet, garnet, jasper, scarab, sphene, spinel, zircon 7 bejewel, cat's- eye, citrine, diamond, emerald, enjewel, peridot 8 amethyst, diopside, fluorite, intaglio, obsidian, sapphire, stardonyx, tigereye 9 cornelian, dam burite, moonstone, ...

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