itacolumite


itacolumite

itacolumite [it-uh-kol-yuh-mahyt] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a sandstone consisting of interlocking quartz grains and mica scales, found principally in Brazil and North Carolina, and noted for its flexibility in thin slabs.

Origin of itacolumite 1860–65; named after Itacolumi, mountain in Brazil; see -ite1 Examples from the Web for itacolumite Historical Examples of itacolumite

  • Some authorities hold that the diamond has been formed in certain quartz veins which traverse the itacolumite.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 8

    Various

  • Itacolumite is yellow or pale-brown, and splits readily into thin flat slabs.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 8

    Various

  • British Dictionary definitions for itacolumite itacolumite noun

    1. a fine-grained micaceous sandstone that occurs in thin flexible slabs

    Word Origin for itacolumite C19: named after Itacolumi mountain in Brazil where it is found

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