chalcosiderite

noun chal·co·sid·er·ite \¦kal(ˌ)kōˈsidəˌrīt\

Definition of chalcosiderite

plural

-s

  1. :  a mineral Cu(Fe, Al)6(PO4)4(OH)8.4H2O consisting of a hydrous basic green phosphate of copper, iron, and aluminum, closely related to turquoise, and containing more aluminum than iron

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Origin and Etymology of chalcosiderite

German chalkosiderit from chalk- chalc- + sider- + -it -ite


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