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A greenish mineral of the mica group, a hydrous silicate of potassium, iron, aluminum, or magnesium, (K,Na)(Al,Fe,Mg)2(Al,Si)4O10(OH)2, found in greensand and used as a fertilizer and water softener.

[German Glaukonit : Greek glaukon, neuter of glaukos, gray + -ite.]

glau′co·nit′ic (-nĭt′ĭk) adj.


(Minerals) a green mineral consisting of the hydrated silicate of iron, potassium, aluminium, and magnesium: found in greensand and other similar rocks. Formula: (K,Na,Ca)0.5-1(Fe,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2.nH2O
[C19: from Greek glaukon, neuter of glaukos bluish-green + -ite1; see glaucous]
glauconitic adj


(ˈglɔ kəˌnaɪt)

a greenish micaceous mineral, mainly a hydrous silicate of potassium, aluminum, and iron, occurring in greensand and clays.
[1830–40; < Greek glaukón, neuter of glaukós (see glaucous) + -ite1]
glau`co•nit′ic (-kəˈnɪt ɪk) adj.
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Noun1.glauconite - a green mineral consisting of hydrated silicate of potassium or iron or magnesium or aluminum; found in greensand
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Evidence of changes in the seawater chemistry is captured in the rock record by high rates of carbonate mineral formation early in the Cambrian, as well as the occurrence of extensive beds of glauconite, a potassium-, silica-, and iron-rich mineral that is much rarer today.
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Aptly nicknamed the blue earth, this sand contains high levels of a mineral known as glauconite, a silicate that is responsible for its unusual blue-green color.
Sand is usually of whitish colour, which mainly depends on the amount of quartz and feldspar in it; other colours are determined by the additives like glauconite, which gives green colour, ferrous oxides and hydroxide layer, which give yellow, brown and pinkish colours, organic carbon-rich materials add grey and blackish colour.
According to them, the Caballos formation represents the oldest Cretaceous unit deposited immediately above the Triassic-Jurassic surface and is a retro gradational sequence deposited in an estuarine environment dominated by tides (Figure 2) and it is constituted predominant by medium to fine sandstone with local coarse grained and grey mudstone interbedded with organic matter, Glauconite and Pyrite.
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