Definition of geyserite in English:

geyserite

noun

  • [mass noun] A hard opaline siliceous deposit occurring around geysers and hot springs.

    • ‘The temperature of the water is not high enough to form geyserite.’
    • ‘The accumulated geyserite constituted small, cone-shaped hills here and there, which are called geyser cones today.’
    • ‘The crust of geyserite is thin in places and if walked on can break through.’
    • ‘The cliffs rising like cones are made up of sheet layers of hydroquarzite, silicic limestone and mass geyserite.’
    • ‘Over hundreds of years, the geyserite builds up.’

Origin

Early 19th century: from geyser + -ite.

Pronunciation

geyserite

/ˈɡiːzərʌɪt//ˈɡʌɪzərʌɪt/