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aventurine

/əˈvɛntjʊrɪn/
noun
1.
a dark-coloured glass, usually green or brown, spangled with fine particles of gold, copper, or some other metal
2.
Also called sunstone. a light-coloured translucent variety of orthoclase feldspar containing reddish-gold particles of iron compounds
3.
a variety of quartz containing red or greenish particles of iron oxide or mica: a gemstone
Word Origin
C19: from French, from Italian avventurina, from avventura chance; so named because usually found by accident; see adventure
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either of two gem minerals, one a plagioclase feldspar and the other quartz. Both have a sparkling reflection from oriented minute inclusions of mica or hematite.

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