leightonite

noun
leigh·ton·ite | \ ˈlātᵊnˌīt \
plural -s

Definition of leightonite 

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

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History and Etymology for leightonite

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

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