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itacolumite

[it-uh-kol-yuh-mahyt] /ˌɪt əˈkɒl yəˌmaɪt/
noun
1.
a sandstone consisting of interlocking quartz grains and mica scales, found principally in Brazil and North Carolina, and noted for its flexibility in thin slabs.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; named after Itacolumi, mountain in Brazil; see -ite1
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itacolumite

/ˌɪtəˈkɒljʊˌmaɪt/
noun
1.
a fine-grained micaceous sandstone that occurs in thin flexible slabs
Word Origin
C19: named after Itacolumi mountain in Brazil where it is found
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