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: a green mineral H2Na6(Mn,Fe,Ca,Mg)14(PO4)12.H2O consisting of foliated hydrous acid phosphate chiefly of manganese, iron, and sodium (specific gravity 3.34)

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William Dickinson, 19th century American clergyman and mineralogist + English -ite

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“Dickinsonite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dickinsonite. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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