) or cyanite
- a grey, green, or blue mineral consisting of aluminium silicate in triclinic crystalline
form. It occurs in metamorphic rocks and is used as a refractory. Formula AL2SiO5
Derived Formskyanitic (ˌkaɪəˈnɪtɪk
Example Sentences Including 'kyanite'
Enough pressure and you find kyanite ; enough heat and you get sillimanite; less of either and you get andalusite.
THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)
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