schiller spar


: an altered enstatite characterized by a schiller on its chief cleavage face, occurring as green or brown foliated masses in igneous rocks, and having a composition approximately that of serpentine

Word History


partial translation of German schillerspat, from schiller play of colors, iridescence + spat spar

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“Schiller spar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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