paragonite


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paragonite

(ˈpærəɡəˌnaɪt)
n
(Minerals) a mineral related to muscovite and found in rocks metamorphosed under blue schist facies
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Noun1.paragonite - a colorless or pale brown mica with sodium
isinglass, mica - any of various minerals consisting of hydrous silicates of aluminum or potassium etc. that crystallize in forms that allow perfect cleavage into very thin leaves; used as dielectrics because of their resistance to electricity
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Hydrothermal alteration of alkali-feldspar and plagioclase commonly results into the formation of quartz and white mica in the form muscovite or paragonite which are collectively termed sericite due to sericitization (Que and Allen 1996).
The growth of Ab porphyroblasts could result from destabilisation of jadeite through reactions such as Jd + Qz = Ab, or paragonite, present in some rocks of ChMC (Willner et al.
2000): Structural thermal behavior of paragonite and its dehydroxy late: a hightemperature single-crystal study.