chalcosiderite

noun

chal·​co·​sid·​er·​ite
¦kal(ˌ)kōˈsidəˌrīt
plural -s
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Chalcosiderite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chalcosiderite. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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