plural -s
: a mineral Ca3(Ce,La,Y)4(SiZr)3O15 consisting of the cerium metals and calcium and occurring in wax-yellow isometric crystals (hardness 5, specific gravity 4.15)

Word History


Friedrich Becke †1931 Austrian mineralogist + English -lite

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“Beckelite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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