als·bach·ite | \ˈȯlzˌbäˌkīt, ˈäz-, ˈäls-\
plural -s

Definition of alsbachite 

: a porphyritic aplite sometimes containing garnets

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First Known Use of alsbachite

1893, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alsbachite

German alsbachit, from Alsbach, village in Germany, its locality + German -it -ite

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