holdenite

noun

hol·​den·​ite
ˈhōldəˌnīt
plural -s
: a mineral (Mn,Ca)4(Zn,Mg,Fe)2(AsO4)(OH)5O2 consisting of a basic manganese zinc arsenate with minor calcium, magnesium, and iron and occurring as red orthorhombic crystals at Franklin, New Jersey

Word History

Etymology

Albert F. Holden †1913 American mining engineer + English -ite

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“Holdenite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/holdenite. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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