humite


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humite

(ˈhjuːmaɪt)
n
(Geological Science) mineralogy a mineral, transparent vitreous brown to orange in colour, found in the volcanic matter on Vesuvius
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Clinohumite is an uncommon member of the humite group, a magnesium silicate with the chemical formula (Mg,Fe)9(SiO4)4(F,OH)2, which is essentially a hydrated olivine.
Humite (?) [Mg.sub.7](Si[O.sub.4])[.sub.3](F,OH)[.sub.2]
Relationship to other species: A member of the humite group.
Among the micromounts acquired early was a specimen labeled "humite (?)" from the Buckwheat dump at Franklin.