laumontite

noun lau·mont·ite \lōˈmän(t‧)ˌīt\
variants: less commonly

laumonite

or

lomonite

\lōˈmän(t‧)ˌīt\

Definition of laumontite

plural

-s

  1. :  a white monoclinic mineral CaAl2Si4O12.4H2O consisting of a hydrous calcium and aluminum silicate and having a vitreous luster that upon exposure to the air loses water, becomes opaque, and crumbles

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Origin and Etymology of laumontite

laumontite, laumonite alteration of lomonite, irregular from F. P. N. G. de Laumont †1834 French mineralogist + English -ite


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