paragonite


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Related to paragonite: Sericite, phlogopite, phengite, pyrophyllite, Muscovite

paragonite

(ˈpærəɡəˌnaɪt)
n
(Minerals) a mineral related to muscovite and found in rocks metamorphosed under blue schist facies
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Noun1.paragonite - a colorless or pale brown mica with sodium
isinglass, mica - any of various minerals consisting of hydrous silicates of aluminum or potassium etc. that crystallize in forms that allow perfect cleavage into very thin leaves; used as dielectrics because of their resistance to electricity
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Minor paragonite or barium-rich muscovite mica and titanite are this fingerprint for most Guatemalan jadeitites and Mesoamerican jades.