asteriated

as·te·ri·at·ed

 (ă-stîr′ē-ā′tĭd)
adj. Mineralogy
Exhibiting asterism.

[From Greek asterios, starry, from astēr, star; see ster- in Indo-European roots.]

asteriated

(æˈstɪərɪˌeɪtɪd)
adj
(Geological Science) (of a crystal, esp a gemstone) exhibiting a star-shaped figure in transmitted or reflected light

as•te•ri•at•ed

(æˈstɪər iˌeɪ tɪd)

adj.
(of a mineral or stone) exhibiting asterism.
[1810–20; < Greek astéri(os) starry]
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During the early 2000s, one of the authors (MPS) obtained an attractive asteriated zircon in Ratnapura, Sri Lanka.
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