copiapite

noun
co·​pi·​a·​pite | \ ˈkōpēəˌpīt \
plural -s

Definition of copiapite

: 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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History and Etymology for copiapite

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

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“Copiapite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/copiapite. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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