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1 See Note 74, above. Brotero identifies it with orange-coloured Hyacinth; Ajasson and Desfontaines with Tourmaline. Ajasson suggests, also, that the first syllable in its name—Lync, may have been derived from the Sanscrit Lanka, the name of Ceylon, one of the localities where the Tourmaline is chiefly found.
2 Ajasson thinks that Rubellite or Red Tourmaline is here alluded to.
3 This is the case with tourmaline when subjected to heat.
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