hambergite

noun ham·berg·ite \ˈham(ˌ)bərˌgīt\

Definition of hambergite

plural

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  1. :  a mineral Be2(OH)BO3 consisting of beryllium borate and occurring as grayish white prismatic crystals (hardness 7.5, specific gravity 2.35)

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Origin and Etymology of hambergite

Swedish hambergit, from Axel Hamberg †1933 Swedish mineralogist + Swedish -it -ite


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