Holmquistite

noun
Holm·​quist·​ite | \ ˈhōmˌkwiˌstīt also -ōlm- \
plural -s

Definition of Holmquistite

: a mineral (Na,K,Ca)Li(Mg,Fe)3Al2Si8O22(OH)2 consisting of an alkali and a silicate of iron, magnesium, lithium, and aluminum and related to hornblende

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History and Etymology for Holmquistite

Swedish hölmquistit, from Persian Johan Hölmquist, Swedish scientist + Swedish -it -ite

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“Holmquistite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Holmquistite. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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