gordonite

noun gor·don·ite \ˈgȯ(r)dənˌīt\

Definition of gordonite

plural

-s

  1. :  a mineral MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2.8H2O consisting of a hydrous basic phosphate of magnesium and aluminum found near Fairfield, Utah

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Origin and Etymology of gordonite

Samuel G. Gordon, born 1897 American mineralogist + English -ite


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