plural -s
: a mineral (Fe,Zn,Mn)8Be8Si6O24S2 that consists of a reddish or gray silicate and sulfide of iron and beryllium usually containing also zinc and manganese and that is isomorphous with helvite and genthelvite

Word History


James D. Dana †1895 American geologist + English -lite

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“Danalite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/danalite. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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