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A brown micaceous mineral which occurs chiefly in metamorphosed limestone and magnesium-rich igneous rocks.
- ‘Other associated minerals include olivine (commonly altered to serpentine), phlogopite, enstatite, and many other trace accessory minerals.’
- ‘Some of the characteristic minerals found in kimberlite are olivine, pyrope garnet, enstatite, diopside, ilmenite, phlogopite, perovskite, magnetite, and spinel.’
- ‘Also, diamond is well known as host for a wide variety of inclusions such as graphite, magnetite, ilmenite, garnet (usually pyrope), chrome-diopside, chlorite, biotite, phlogopite, and even corundum.’
- ‘Associated with these minerals are talc, tremolite, hexagonite (a manganese-rich tremolite), phlogopite, quartz, and tourmaline.’
- ‘Rock-forming minerals from the Lake George intrusives include hastingsite; hedenbergite; ilmenite; muscovite; phlogopite; riebeckite; and rutile.’
Mid 19th century: from Greek phlogōpos ‘fiery’ (from the base of phlegein ‘to burn’) + ōps, ōp- ‘face’ + -ite.
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