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smithsonite

smithsonite

noun smith·son·ite \ˈsmith-sə-ˌnīt\

Definition of SMITHSONITE

:  a mineral that is a carbonate of zinc and constitutes a minor ore of zinc

Origin of SMITHSONITE

James Smithson
First Known Use: 1856

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