One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A mineral of the plagioclase feldspar group, found in many igneous rocks.
- ‘And that's the story of my labradorite stone.’
- ‘That's the subtle beauty of grey-blue labradorite with its beckoning blue flashes of color.’
- ‘Tubular voids have not been observed with a hand lens in labradorite crystals less than 0.8 cm long.’
- ‘We have this labradorite necklace available in two bead diameter sizes.’
- ‘However, we've been fortunate lately, and hope to have more labradorite necklaces for you on this page.’
Early 19th century: from Labrador Peninsula, where it was found, + -ite.
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