andersonite

noun an·der·son·ite \ˈandə(r)səˌnīt\

Definition of andersonite

plural

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  1. :  a mineral consisting of a secondary hydrous sodium calcium uranium carbonate Na2Ca(UO2)(CO3)3·6H2O found in the uranium districts of the western U.S.

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Origin and Etymology of andersonite

Charles A. Anderson, †1990 U.S. geologist + 1-ite


First Known Use: 1951


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