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ID: 300380526
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/aat/300380526

 

Record Type: concept
Iceland spar (calcite, mineral, ... Materials (hierarchy name))

 

Note: Transparent, naturally-occurring calcite crystal used in demonstrating the polarization of light. An oblong stone made of Iceland spar found in the wreck of a 16th-century English warship in 2013 has led archaeologists to speculate that the crystal is one and the same as the sunstone, a near-mythical navigational aid said to have been used by Viking mariners.
 
Terms:
Iceland spar (preferred,C,U,English-P,D,U,N)
spar, Iceland (C,U,English,UF,U,U)
Icelandic spar (C,U,English,UF,U,U)

Facet/Hierarchy Code:  M.MT

Hierarchical Position:

Hierarchy of Materials Facet
Materials Facet
Hierarchy of Materials (hierarchy name)
.... Materials (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of materials (substances)
........ materials (substances) (G)
Hierarchy of <materials by composition>
............ <materials by composition> (G)
Hierarchy of inorganic material
................ inorganic material (G)
Hierarchy of mineral
.................... mineral (G)
Hierarchy of calcite
........................ calcite (G)
Hierarchy of Iceland spar
............................ Iceland spar (G)

Sources and Contributors:
Icelandic spar............  [GCI, VP]
.............................  Mindat.org Mineral Database (2001-)
.............................  Oxford English Dictionary Online (2002-) accessed 25 March 2013
Iceland spar............  [GCI Preferred, VP Preferred]
.......................  AATA database (2002-) accessed 25 March 2013
.......................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) accessed 25 March 2013
.......................  Mindat.org Mineral Database (2001-) accessed 25 March 2013
.......................  Oxford English Dictionary Online (2002-) accessed 25 March 2013
spar, Iceland............  [GCI, VP]
..........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules accessed 25 March 2013
 
Subject: .....  [VP]
 
Note:
English .......... [GCI, VP]
.......... AATA database (2002-) accessed 25 March 2013
.......... Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) accessed 25 March 2013
.......... Mindat.org Mineral Database (2001-) accessed 25 March 2013
.......... Oxford English Dictionary Online (2002-) accessed 25 March 2013

 

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