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n.1.(Min.) A mineral, usually of a pale brown or of a gray or grayish green color, consisting chiefly of the hydrous silicate of iron and manganese; - so called from the odor given off before the blowpipe.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Nevertheless, this display contains some marvelous pieces, and the informed visitor will be suitably impressed by such Swedish specialties as the world's best pyrosmalite, edingtonite and cobaltite.
Among the classic skarn-fissure minerals pyrosmalite and hedenbergite have been found, the latter as druses of lustrous green-black crystals to 1 cm in one of the mine walls.
In a small old dump in the orefield of southern Haborshyttefaltet, just south of the famous pyrosmalite locality at Nordmark, poor crystals up to 5 mm of greenish brown ferropyrosmalite have been found.