hornblende

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horn·blende

 (hôrn′blĕnd′)
n.
The most common mineral in the amphibole group, CaNa(Mg,Fe)4(Al,Fe,Ti)3Si6O22(OH,F)2 commonly green to black, found in igneous and metamorphic rocks.

[German : Horn, horn (from Middle High German, from Old High German; see ker- in Indo-European roots) + Blende, blende; see blende.]

hornblende

(ˈhɔːnˌblɛnd)
n
(Minerals) a black or greenish-black mineral of the amphibole group, found in igneous and metamorphic rocks. Composition: calcium magnesium iron sodium aluminium aluminosilicate. General formula: (Ca,Na)2.3(Mg,Fe,Al)5Si6(Si,Al)2O22(OH)2
[C18: from German Horn horn + blende]
ˌhornˈblendic adj

horn•blende

(ˈhɔrnˌblɛnd)

n.
a dark green to black mineral of the amphibole group, containing calcium, magnesium, iron, and aluminosilicates.
[1760–70; < German; see horn, blende]
horn•blen′dic, adj.

horn·blende

(hôrn′blĕnd′)
A common, green to black mineral found in many metamorphic and igneous rocks. It is composed of iron, calcium, magnesium, and other metals.

hornblende

A variety of amphibole.
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Noun1.hornblende - a green to black mineral of the amphibole group; consists of silicates of calcium and sodium and magnesium and iron
amphibole - a mineral or mineral variety belonging to the amphibole group
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
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Particularly, opacification type alterations occurred around augite and hornblend minerals which were the main components of the used specimens.