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chlo·rite 1

A generally green or black secondary mineral, (Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8, often formed by metamorphic alteration of primary dark rock minerals, that appears as a spot of green and resembles mica.

[Latin chlōrītis, a green precious stone, from Greek khlōrītis, from khlōros, green; see ghel- in Indo-European roots.]

chlo·rit′ic (klôr-ĭt′ĭk) adj.

chlo·rite 2

The anionic univalent ClO2 group derived from chlorous acid, or a compound containing this group.
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A feature common to many samples of the MFU and less common in the LFU and UFU is the presence of a fine-grained chloritic phase lining vesicles.
Rock-forming chlorites such as those found in chloritic slate, the parent material of the field location, are primarily tri-octahedral and belong to the Mg-Fe series (Dyar et al.
If the plant needs more copper, the leaves and stems are also Spindly and grow poorly, becoming chloritic.
Tin mineralization is focused within a chloritic, garnetiferous amphibolite unit within felsic mica schists.
The shoots best defined by drilling (North, Central, South in the # 1 Shear) consist of narrow veins, generally less than 1 meter thick,0x20 within a chloritic (+/- carbonate and sericite) shear that can be up to 25 meters wide.
Within the intrusion, the mineralized zone is variably silicic, chloritic, and contains variable concentrations of pyrite, arsenopyrite and gold.
The use of pottery here is only suggested by a fragment of a short, toothed object, on a plaquette of chloritic schist.
interpreted chloritic footwall alteration is now in the hanging wall) similar to the sequence at Austin.
A gold-bearing, siliceous, chloritic breccia zone is exposed in the margin and footwall of the intrusion in surface outcrops.
The widespread potassic and chloritic alteration, visible copper minerals and associated vuggy anhydrite fractures, indicated that the hole was drilled within a large poorly exposed porphyry copper gold system.
strong sericitic to chloritic alteration, whereas the andesite is mainly