fergusonite

noun
fer·gu·son·ite | \ˈfərgəsəˌnīt\
plural -s

Definition of fergusonite 

: a brownish black mineral (Y,Er,Ce,Fe,)(Nb,Ta,Ti)O4 consisting essentially of an oxide of yttrium, erbium, niobium, and tantalum with other metals often including uranium and isomorphous with formanite (hardness 5.5–6)

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History and Etymology for fergusonite

Robert Ferguson †1865 Scottish physician + English -ite

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