leightonite

noun leigh·ton·ite \ˈlātənˌīt\

Definition of leightonite

plural

-s

  1. :  a mineral K2Ca2Cu(SO4)4.2H2O consisting of a hydrous sulfate of copper, calcium, and potassium

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Origin and Etymology of leightonite

Tomás Rafael Leighton, born 1894 Chilean civil and mining engineer + English -ite


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