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Emery

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Named after the locality where it was discovered: Cape Emeri, Island of Naxos, Greece
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A synonym of Corundite
A rock - a mixture of granular Corundum (predominant component) and other minerals; usually contains Spinel and/or iron oxides, such as Magnetite and Hematite.
Emery is used as a natural abrasive.


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Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944) The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 520-527.

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