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A greenish-black variety of jadeite containing a high proportion of iron.
- ‘Deep green to greenish-black varieties are called chloromelanite and are colored by iron.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘And it may in fact be any one of three very hard minerals: nephrite, jadeite and chloromelanite.’
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