caracolite

noun
car·​a·​co·​lite | \ ˌkarəˈkōˌlīt \
plural -s

Definition of caracolite

: a rare mineral occurring as a colorless crystalline incrustation and consisting of lead sulfate together with chlorine and sodium

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History and Etymology for caracolite

German caracolit, from Caracoles, town in Chile, its locality + German -it -ite

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“Caracolite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caracolite. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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