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geyserite

[gahy-zuh-rahyt, -suh-] /ˈgaɪ zəˌraɪt, -sə-/
noun, Petrology
1.
a variety of siliceous sinter deposited about the orifices of geysers and hot springs.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; geyser + -ite1
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Examples from the web for geyserite
  • When the silica rich water splashes out of a geyser, the siliceous sinter deposits are known as geyserite.
  • Footing is on eroding geyserite and rhyolite, somewhat reminiscent of ball bearings.
British Dictionary definitions for geyserite

geyserite

/ˈɡiːzəˌraɪt/
noun
1.
a mineral form of hydrated silica resembling opal, deposited from the waters of geysers and hot springs. Formula: SiO2.nH2O
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