Meaning of bastite in English:

bastite

Pronunciation /ˈbastʌɪt/

noun

Mineralogy
  • A variety of lizardite (serpentine), typically with a silky lustre, which is pseudomorphous after pyroxene or another mineral.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Dana (1813–1895), geologist, zoologist, and teacher. From Baste, the name of a stream in the Harz Mountains, Germany, in whose valley (German Bastetal) this mineral was first found + -ite, after German Bastit.