copiapite

noun co·pi·a·pite \ˈkōpēəˌpīt\

Definition of copiapite

plural

-s

  1. :  a mineral composed of a basic iron sulfate (Fe,Mg)Fe4(SO4)6(OH)2.20H2O, of yellow color and metallic taste (hardness 2.5, specific gravity 2.10)

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Origin and Etymology of copiapite

German copiapit, from Copiapó, Chile, its locality + German -it -ite


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