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  1. buddingtonitenoun

    An ammonium feldspar with a vitreous lustre.

    Etymology: Arthur Francis Buddington (1890-1980), petrologist, and -ite.


  1. Buddingtonite

    Buddingtonite is an ammonium feldspar with formula: NH4AlSi3O8. It forms in hydrothermal areas by alteration of primary feldspar minerals. It is an indicator of possible gold and silver deposits, as they can become concentrated by hydrothermal processes. It crystallizes in the monoclinic crystal system and is colorless to white with a vitreous luster. Its structure is analogous to that of high sanidine. Buddingtonite has a hardness of 5.5 and a specific gravity of 2.32. Buddingtonite was discovered in 1964 at the Sulfur Bank mine near Clear Lake in Lake County, California. Clear Lake is at the north end of The Geysers geothermal area. It also occurs in the Tonopah, Nevada area and in hydrothermal areas in New Zealand and Japan. It has also been reported from the sedimentary Phosphoria Formation in Idaho, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana. It occurs in the oil shale deposit, near Proserpine, Queensland, Australia. It was named for Arthur Francis Buddington, a petrologist at Princeton University.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of buddingtonite in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of buddingtonite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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