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Noun1.lechatelierite - colorless glass made of almost pure silicalechatelierite - colorless glass made of almost pure silica
natural glass - magma of any composition that cooled very rapidly
silica, silicon dioxide, silicon oxide - a white or colorless vitreous insoluble solid (SiO2); various forms occur widely in the earth's crust as quartz or cristobalite or tridymite or lechatelierite
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Surprisingly, these spherules exhibit conspicuous inclusions of lechatelierite (pure Si[O.
The same situation can be seen in section, from full quartz- to pure lechatelierite- inclusions (intermediate stages show lechatelierite embedding some relictual quartz).
The scientist also discovered a substance called lechatelierite, a type of glass that is formed when quartz melts at temperatures above 1700 degrees.