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chamosite

[sham-uh-zahyt] /ˈʃæm əˌzaɪt/
noun
1.
a mineral of the chlorite group, hydrous aluminum silicate of iron, occurring in gray or black crystals in oolitic iron ore.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; variant of camoisite, named after Chamoison in the Valais, Switzerland, where found; see -ite1
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