anthophyllite

[an-thuh-fil-ahyt]
noun
a mineral, magnesium-iron silicate, (Mg,Fe) 7 (Si 8 O 22 )(OH) 2 , occurring in schists in lamellar or fibrous clove-brown crystals.

Origin:
1835–45; < Neo-Latin anthophyll(um) clove (see antho-, -phyl) + -ite1

anthophyllitic [an-thuh-fuh-lit-ik] , adjective
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Nonfibrous forms of tremolite, actinolite, and anthophyllite also are found naturally.
Cordierite and anthophyllite in footwall of metamorphosed deposits, graphitic schist in hanging wall.
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