beaverite

noun
bea·​ver·​ite | \ ˈbē-və-ˌrīt \
plural -s

Definition of beaverite

: a mineral Pb(Cu,Fe,Al)3(SO4)2(OH)6 consisting of a hydrous sulfate of copper, lead, and iron occurring in microscopic canary-yellow plates

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History and Etymology for beaverite

Beaver county Utah + English -ite

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“Beaverite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beaverite. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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