Origin of piniteGerman pinit, after Pini, mine in Saxony
Origin of piniteAfter Pini, a mine in Saxony.
pine +"Ž -ite
- (mineralogy) A compact granular cryptocrystalline mineral of a dull grayish or greenish white color. It is a hydrous alkaline silicate, and is derived from the alteration of other minerals, such as iolite.
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Pini +"Ž -ite, after a mine in Saxony.