gordonite

noun
gor·​don·​ite | \ ˈgȯ(r)dᵊnˌīt \
plural -s

Definition of gordonite

: 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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History and Etymology for gordonite

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

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“Gordonite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gordonite. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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