Dietrichite

noun
Die·​trich·​ite | \ ˈdē‧triˌkīt \
plural -s

Definition of Dietrichite

: a mineral (Zn,Fe,Mn)Al2(SO4)4.22H2O consisting of a hydrous sulfate of aluminum and one or more of the metals zinc, iron, and manganese

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History and Etymology for Dietrichite

German dietrichit, from Dr. Dietrich 19th century Austrian scientist who analyzed it + German -it -ite

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“Dietrichite.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dietrichite. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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