kempite

noun
kemp·​ite | \ ˈkemˌpīt \
plural -s

Definition of kempite

: a mineral Mn2(OH)3Cl consisting of a basic manganese oxychloride occurring in small emerald green orthorhombic crystals

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History and Etymology for kempite

James F. Kemp †1926 American geologist + English -ite

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“Kempite.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kempite. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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