Definition of Illite

1. Noun. (minerology) A micaceous phyllosilicate mineral with aggregates of grey or white monoclinic crystals. ¹



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Definition of Illite

1. a group of minerals [n -S] : ILLITIC [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Illite

illinition
illinitions
illinium
illiniums
illinois
illipe
illipes
illiquation
illiquid
illiquidities
illiquidity
illish
illision
illisions
illistrate
illite (current term)
illiteracies
illiteracy
illiteral
illiterate
illiterate person
illiterately
illiterateness
illiterates
illiterature
illites
illitic
illlit
illness
illnesses

Literary usage of Illite

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1. Fluid Flow Through Faults and Fractures in Argillaceous Formations by Nuclear Energy Agency (1998)
"The smectite- illite transformation has been investigated by numerous authors since WEAVER (1959 [18]) first concluded that smectite is altered below 3300 m ..."

2. The Chrysokamino Metallurgy Workshop and Its Territory by Philip P. Betancourt (2006)
"It contained chlorite, illite, quartz, calcite, and minor feldspars A clay separate ... In the separate, the illite peak is larger than the chlorite peaks, ..."

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