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Variant of kyanite.
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(Minerals) a variant spelling of kyanite
cyanitic adj
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(ˈkaɪ əˌnaɪt)

also cyanite

a mineral, aluminum silicate, Al2SiO5, occurring in bluish bladed crystals or in masses, used as a refractory.
[1785–95; < Greek kýan(os) blue enamel (see cyano-1) + -ite1]
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Noun1.cyanite - a grey or greenish-blue mineral consisting of aluminum silicate in crystalline formcyanite - a grey or greenish-blue mineral consisting of aluminum silicate in crystalline form; occurs in metaphoric rock, used as a refractory
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
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In her epic poem Gods With Stainless Ears she imagines post-war humans in a technologised, ecologically damaged landscape: "the white / Electric sun drilling down on the cubed ice; / Our cyanite flesh chilled on aluminium // Rail."
The gold recovery is done using cyanite. We do not know the investor, neither the owner; when we asked the State Environmental and Technical Safety Inspectorate for the permits, they answered that they do not have them," said Sheripov.
The main crystalline phases identified are magnetite ([Fe.sub.3][O.sub.4]), hematite ([Fe.sub.2][O.sub.3]), zinc oxide (ZnO), gehlenite ([Ca.sub.2]Al[AlSi[O.sub.7]]), Mg[Al.sub.2][Si.sub.3][O.sub.10], quartz (Si[O.sub.2]), cyanite ([Al.sub.2]Si[O.sub.5]), lime (CaO), and portlandite (Ca[(OH).sub.2]).