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Anyolite

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Name:"Anyole" is the Maasai word for green.


Anyolite is a metamorphic rock consisting of a granular mass of bright green chrome-zoisite with minor black tschermakite (commonly both as grains a few mm diameter), containing conspicuous coarse porphyroblasts of corundum (var. ruby) which may be up to several centimetres across.

As a generic petrographic description of this rock would be a rather clumsy mouthful, (something like "corundum-tschermakite zoisiteite" ) it has been given a more euphonious name descriptive of its striking colour in the language of the people living in the area of its type locality in Tanzania.

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