alamosite

noun al·a·mos·ite \¦a-lə-¦mō-ˌsīt\

Definition of alamosite

plural

-s

  1. :  a monoclinic lead silicate PbSiO3 occurring in white or colorless radiating fibers (hardness 4.5, specific gravity 6.5)

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Origin and Etymology of alamosite

Álamos, Sonora, Mexico, its locality + English -ite


First Known Use: 1886


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