glauconitic /glaw'keuh nit"ik/, adj.
/glaw"keuh nuyt'/, n.
a greenish micaceous mineral consisting essentially of a hydrous silicate of potassium, aluminum, and iron and occurring in greensand, clays, etc.
[1830-40; < Gk glaukón, neut. of glaukós (see GLAUCO-) + -ITE1]

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 greenish ferric-iron silicate mineral with micaceous structure [(K, Na)(Fe3+,Al, Mg)2(Si, Al)4O10(ΟH)2], characteristically formed on submarine elevations ranging in depth from 30 to 1,000 metres (100 to 3,300 feet) below sea level. Glauconite is abundant only in sea-floor areas that are isolated from large supplies of land-derived sediment.

      Glauconite forms by three principal processes: alteration of the fecal pellets of bottom-dwelling organisms; modification of particles of illitic and biotitic clays by seawater; and direct precipitation from seawater. Particles of glauconite are generally sand-sized or finer.

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