Definition of chloromelanite in English:


Pronunciation /ˌklɔːrə(ʊ)ˈmɛlənʌɪt//ˌklɒrə(ʊ)ˈmɛlənʌɪt/


mass noun
  • A greenish-black variety of jadeite containing a high proportion of iron.

    • ‘And it may in fact be any one of three very hard minerals: nephrite, jadeite and chloromelanite.’
    • ‘He called it chloromelanite, a green - to black-flecked variety of jadeite.’
    • ‘Omphacite and chloromelanite are locally quite abundant in these rarer rocks.’
    • ‘The rare chloromelanite, generally called black jade, though slivers of it have a green tinge, often is classed as a third type of jade.’
    • ‘Deep green to greenish-black varieties are called chloromelanite and are colored by iron.’