Stuck on a problem? Get great tutoring at an affordable price with Chegg. Click here to join and get your 1st 30 minutes Free!

Hornblende

From Biology-Online Dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Hornblende

(Science: chemical) The common black, or dark green or brown, variety of amphibole. (see Amphibole) It belongs to the aluminous division of the species, and is also characterised by its containing considerable iron. Also used as a general term to include the whole species.

(Science: geology) hornblende schist, a hornblende rock of schistose structure.

Origin: g, fr. Horn horn _ blende blende.