A*ven"tu*rine (?), n. [F. aventurine: cf. It. avventurino.]
A kind of glass, containing gold-colored spangles. It was produced in the first place by the accidental (par aventure) dropping of some brass filings into a pot of melted glass.
A variety of translucent quartz, spangled throughout with scales of yellow mica.
⇒ feldspar, a variety of oligoclase with internal firelike reflections due to the presence of minute crystals, probably of hematite; sunstone.
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