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Meaning of "sericite" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SERICITE

sericite  [ˈsɛrɪˌsaɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SERICITE

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preposition
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determiner
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Sericite is a noun.
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WHAT DOES SERICITE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Sericite

Sericite is a fine grained mica, similar to muscovite, illite, or paragonite. Sericite is a common alteration mineral of orthoclase or plagioclase feldspars in areas that have been subjected to hydrothermal alteration typically associated with copper, tin, or other hydrothermal ore deposits. Sericite also occurs as the fine mica that gives the sheen to phyllite and schistose metamorphic rocks. The name comes from Latin sericus, meaning "silken" in reference to the location from which silk was first utilized, which in turn refers to the silky sheen of rocks with abundant sericite.

Definition of sericite in the English dictionary

The definition of sericite in the dictionary is any of several varieties of white or greenish mica with a silky sheen, predominantly muscovite, but also illite or paragonite.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SERICITE


anthracite
ˈænθrəˌsaɪt
crocoisite
krəʊˈkəʊɪˌsaɪt
eyesight
ˈaɪˌsaɪt
foresight
ˈfɔːˌsaɪt
hemiparasite
ˌhɛmɪˈpærɪˌsaɪt
hindsight
ˈhaɪndˌsaɪt
insight
ˈɪnˌsaɪt
lewisite
ˈluːɪˌsaɪt
magnesite
ˈmæɡnɪˌsaɪt
Monophysite
mɒˈnɒfɪˌsaɪt
multisite
ˈmʌltɪˌsaɪt
oversight
ˈəʊvəˌsaɪt
parasite
ˈpærəˌsaɪt
plebiscite
ˈplɛbɪˌsaɪt
pumicite
ˈpjuːmɪˌsaɪt
romanicite
rəʊˈmænɪˌsaɪt
scolecite
ˈskɒlɪˌsaɪt
variscite
ˈværɪˌsaɪt
website
ˈwɛbˌsaɪt
zoisite
ˈzɔɪˌsaɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SERICITE

serially
seriate
seriately
seriatim
seriation
seric
sericeous
sericiculture
sericiculturist
sericin
sericitic
sericitisation
sericitization
sericon
sericterium
sericultural
sericulture
sericulturist
seriema
series

WORDS THAT END LIKE SERICITE

benedicite
boracite
brucite
calcite
chalcocite
cite
dacite
dulcite
excite
hydrozincite
incite
kamacite
leucite
lucite
miscite
omphacite
phenacite
pollucite
recite
zincite

Synonyms and antonyms of sericite in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «sericite» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SERICITE

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The translations of sericite from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sericite» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

绢云母
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sericita
570 millions of speakers

English

sericite
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

sericite
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سريسيت
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

серицит
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sericite
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

sericite
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

séricite
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Serikit
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Serizit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

絹雲母
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

세리
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sericite
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sericit
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

sericite
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

संक्रांती
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

serisit
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sericite
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

serycyt
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

серицит
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sericit
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σερικίτη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

serisiet
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sericit
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sericite
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sericite

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SERICITE»

The term «sericite» is regularly used and occupies the 83.422 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SERICITE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sericite

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SERICITE»

Discover the use of sericite in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sericite and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Ore Textures: Recognition and Interpretation
SERICITE–KAl2 (Al Si3O10)(OH)2 This term has no formal mineralogical definition and is best termed white, fine-grained potassium mica. It arose as a loose name given to fine-grained white mica which is easily visible under a microscope ...
Roger Taylor, 2010
2
Geologic Evolution of the Barberton Greenstone Belt, South ...
Coarsely crystalline calcite, dolomite, and ankerite replacing feldspar and quartz- sericite grains and matrix are spottily developed in the interiors of major tectonic blocks but are more abundant near major fault zones and the margins of the ...
Donald R. Lowe, Gary R. Byerly, 1999
3
Applied Mineralogy in the Mining Industry
sericite zone frequently correspond with the main part of the ore mineral zone. Epidote occurs in propylitic alteration zones that are generally at the outer margins of orebodies. A magnetite zone is present at the periphery of the Afion orebody ...
W. Petruk, 2000
4
Geology and ore deposits near Lake City, Colorado
Sericite Sericite (?). Sericite (?). Sericite Sericite Sericite Sericite (?). Sericite Sericite Sericite Sericite Sericite (?), Sericite Sericite Sericite. Л, Sericite . ! I I I ! I 1 I l_ I I I I I о The relative abundance of the minerals in the mines listed is irdicated by ...
John Duer Irving, Howland Bancroft, Whitman Cross, 1911
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Hydrothermal Processes and Mineral Systems
Mineral assemblage Composition Generic Quartz + sericite + pyrite Æ chlorite Æ K-feldspar Chlorite _ pyrite + sericite Æ quartz Sericite Æ quartz Æ chlorite Æ pyrite Albite + sericite Æ quartz Dolomite/siderite/ankerite Æ quartz Æ sericite Æ  ...
Franco Pirajno, 2008
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Comminution 1994
4 shows the distribution of potassium content in sericite comminuted by the CADC using lithium nitrate for 48 hrs. Positions 1, 2 and 3 are the agglomerates of finely ground sericite particles. Positions 4, 5 and 6 are rather coarse sericite ...
K.S.E. Forssberg, K. Schönert, 1996
7
Clays and Clay Minerals of Japan
The term "sericite" (from the Greek for "silky") has been commonly applied to mica minerals since early days, in mineralogy, petrology and economic geology, and by people attracted by its silky luster as a fine powder. The so-called "sericite" in ...
T. Sudo, S. Shimoda, 1978
8
Advances in 40Ar/39Ar Dating: From Archaeology to Planetary ...
Typical examples of plagioclase–sericite replacement (samples are from Chili, Botswana and Karoo volcanics). (a0) Photograph of typical plagioclases during hand-picking under binocular microscope. 1, 2 and 3 correspond to very ...
F. Jourdan, D.F. Mark, C. Verati, 2014
9
Proterozoic Tectonic Evolution of the Grenville Orogen in ...
Grain size (microns) Alteration phases of: Latitude (deg min) Lonqitude 3 Sample Formation Length Width Color Hornblende Feldspar (deg min) Hornblende AL97 -13b Hermon granite 113±12 40 ±6 olv si Bio si sericite 44 27.142 75 15.273 ...
Richard P. Tollo, 2004
10
Geological Survey Professional Paper
Minor cordierite locally occurs as spongy indistinct porphyroblasts 0.3-0.4 mm long and is crowded with sericite inclusions. Garnet, metamorphic hornblende, and tourmaline— which are present in other contact aureoles developed in the ...
Geological Survey (U.S.), 1988

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SERICITE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sericite is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Seabridge Gold Finds Extension of KSM's Mitchell Deposit at Depth
Alteration increases systematically down hole, progressing through intense quartz-sericite-pyrite and into chlorite-magnetite-orthoclase alteration. The intervals ... «Virtual Press Office, Jul 15»
2
Westminster Resources Announces Multiple Gold and Silver Targets …
A 500 m long target area designated "North Guyacan" is exposed as a zone of intense clay and sericite intrusive alteration with red ochre iron oxides on ... «Junior Mining Network, Jul 15»
3
Noricum Gold Discovers “large limonitic outcrop” great for speed …
Therefore, the Ennstal phyllites belong to the northern greywacke zone. The main lithologies of the Ennstal phyllite zone are sericite phyllites, quartzitic phyllites ... «DirectorsTalk Interviews, Jul 15»
4
Boticas Exploration Update-Medgold Increases Exploration Target …
... and silica-sericite-arsenopyrite alteration. The principal prospects of Limarinho and Limarinho South have been interpreted as dilational structural zones at the ... «Stockhouse, Jul 15»
5
Harte Gold Signs US$6M Term Sheet and Milling Agreement
The Contact Zone consists of a sericite schist and mafic volcanic contact and holds the potential to host Hemlo style mineralization. Exploration Update ... «Canadian Mining Journal, Jul 15»
6
Happy Creek identifies new targets on the Rateria property …
The outcrops consist of strongly fractured Skeena or Bethlehem phase rocks variably altered and veined with quartz, sericite-muscovite and kaolin and locally ... «Stockhouse, Jul 15»
7
Explor Commences East Bay Exploration Program
The core from Hole EXS-15-05 was observed to have a strong sericite alteration and 1-10% finely disseminated pyrite. The long interval of anomalous gold ... «Stockhouse, Jul 15»
8
Mineralization Discovered on Vine Property Supports Potential for …
At 561.7 m, the sediments and minor gabbro become deformed into predominantly competent chlorite-sericite-phyllite that is locally silicified. What is believed to ... «MarketWatch, Jun 15»
9
Nevsun Discovers New Massive Sulphide Deposit at Bisha
This work defined a 700 meter long zone of highly sericite and chlorite altered felsic volcanic stratigraphy associated with gossan zones enhancing the ... «PR Newswire, Jun 15»
10
Resource and exploration drilling to commence at Canadian project
... including 17 drill ready targets requiring immediate follow-up and a significant body of quartz-carbonate-sericite alteration and pyrite mineralisation which has ... «Canada NewsWire, May 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Sericite [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/sericite>. Aug 2019 ».
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