angaralite

noun

an·​gar·​a·​lite
anˈgarəˌlīt
plural -s
: a mineral Mg2(Al, Fe)10Si6O29 consisting of a magnesium aluminum iron silicate and occurring in thin black plates (specific gravity 5.6)

Word History

Etymology

German angaralith, from Angara river, U.S.S.R., its locality + German -lith -lite

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of angaralite was in 1899

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“Angaralite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/angaralite. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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