geyserite

noun
gey·​ser·​ite | \ ˈgī-zə-ˌrīt How to pronounce geyserite (audio) , British ˈgā-sə-\

Definition of geyserite

: a variety of opal that is deposited around some hot springs and geysers in white or grayish concretions

Examples of geyserite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a breakthrough, Djokic and her team found evidence of a rock called geyserite at the Dresser Formation, according to their study published this week in the journal Nature Communications. Ben Panko, Smithsonian, "Fossils From Ancient Hot Springs Suggest Life May Have Evolved on Land," 11 May 2017

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First Known Use of geyserite

circa 1814, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for geyserite

French geysérite, from geyser, from Icelandic Geysir

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