plural -s
: 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)

Word History


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

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“Copiapite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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