An indigo-blue variety of tourmaline

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  • Indicolite — In*dic o*lite, n. [L. indicum indigo + lite: cf. F. indicolithe.] (Min.) A variety of tourmaline of an indigo blue color. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indicolite — is a gemstone; a rare, deep blue variety of Elbaite which is itself one of the Tourmaline family …   Wikipedia

  • indicolite — ● indicolite nom féminin (du latin indicum, indigo) Variété ferromanganésienne de tourmaline, présentant une belle coloration bleue …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • indicolite — /in dik euh luyt /, n. Mineral. a dark blue tourmaline, used as a gem. [1800 10; < F; see INDIGO, LITE] * * * …   Universalium

  • indicolite — n. (Min.) Indigolite, blue tourmaline, blue shorl …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • indicolite — in·dic·o·lite …   English syllables

  • indicolite — ə̇nˈdikəˌlīt noun ( s) Etymology: French, from indico (from Latin indicum indigo) + lite more at indigo : an indigo blue variety of tourmaline …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tourmaline — Schorl Tourmaline General Category Cyclosilicate Chemical formula (Ca,K,Na,[ …   Wikipedia

  • Important gemstones — ▪ Table Important gemstones mineral gem name colour Mohs hardness* specific gravity* beryl aquamarine sky blue to greenish blue 7½–8 2.68–2.71 emerald green 2.68–2.74 goshenite colourless; greenish yellow, yellow green, brownish same as… …   Universalium

  • TOURMALINE — Cyclosilicate cristallisant dans le système rhomboédrique. Du mot cinghalais touramali , la tourmaline se présente sous forme de cristaux prismatiques allongés parallèlement à l’axe ternaire. Les plus courants sont de petite taille, mais ils… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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