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  1. eudialyte(Noun)

    A red silicate mineral that forms in alkaline igneous rocks such as nepheline syenites.

  2. Origin: Εὖ διάλυτος (eu dialytos), "well decomposable" (alluding to its ready solubility in acid).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eudialyte(noun)

    a mineral of a brownish red color and vitreous luster, consisting chiefly of the silicates of iron, zirconia, and lime

  2. Origin: [Gr. e'y^ well, easily + to dissolve. So called because easily dissolvable in acids.]


  1. Eudialyte

    Eudialyte, whose name derives from the Greek phrase Εὖ διάλυτος eu dialytos, meaning "well decomposable", is a somewhat rare, red silicate mineral, which forms in alkaline igneous rocks, such as nepheline syenites. Its name alludes to its ready solubility in acid. Eudialyte was first described in 1819 for an occurrence in nepheline syenite of the Ilimaussaq intrusive complex of southwest Greenland.


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