Definition of lansfordite
: a mineral MgCO3.5H2O composed of a hydrous basic carbonate of magnesium like paraffin when first taken out of the ground but altering to nesquehonite on exposure
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Origin and Etymology of lansfordite
German lansfordit, from Lansford, Pennsylvania, its locality + German -it -ite
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