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: a feldspar-free basalt with phenocrysts of olivine and augite in a dense groundmass of titanomagnetite, orthorhombic pyroxene, apatite, interstitial brown glass, and traces of basic plagioclase

Word History


German schönfelsit, from Altschönfels, Saxony, Germany + German -it -ite

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“Schönfelsite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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