wulfenite


wul·fen·ite

noun \ˈwl-fə-ˌnīt\

Definition of WULFENITE

:  a tetragonal mineral that is a complex oxide of lead and molybdenum and occurs especially in bright orange-yellow tabular crystals

Origin of WULFENITE

German Wulfenit, from F. X. von Wulfen †1805 Austrian mineralogist
First Known Use: 1849

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