brochantite

noun
bro·chant·ite | \brōˈshänˌtīt\
plural -s

Definition of brochantite 

: a mineral Cu4SO4(OH)6 consisting of a basic copper sulfate occurring in emerald-green orthorhombic crystals or massive (hardness 3.5–4, specific gravity 3.91)

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History and Etymology for brochantite

A. J. F. M. Brochant de Villiers †1840 French geologist + English -ite

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