hancockite

noun
han·​cock·​ite | \ ˈhanˌkäˌkīt \
plural -s

Definition of hancockite

: a complex silicate that contains lead, calcium, strontium, and other metals and is isomorphous with epidote

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History and Etymology for hancockite

E. P. Hancock, 19th century American mineralogist + English -ite

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“Hancockite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hancockite. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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