barkevikite

noun

bar·​ke·​vik·​ite
ˈbärkəˌviˌkīt
plural -s
: a mineral consisting of a velvet-black amphibole resembling arfvedsonite (specific gravity 3.43)
barkevikitic
¦⸗⸗(ˌ)vi¦kitik
adjective

Word History

Etymology

Norwegian barkevikit, from Barkevik, Norway, its locality + Norwegian -it -ite

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“Barkevikite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barkevikite. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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