gearksutite

noun

ge·​ark·​sut·​ite
jēˈärksəˌtīt
plural -s
: a mineral CaAl(OH)F4.H2O consisting of an earthy clayey hydrous calcium aluminum fluoride occurring with cryolite

Word History

Etymology

ge- + arksutite Na5Al3F14 from Arksut (Arsuk) fjord, Greenland + English -ite

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“Gearksutite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gearksutite. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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