nagatelite

noun

nag·​a·​tel·​ite
ˌnagəˈteˌlīt
plural -s
: a rare mineral Ca2(Ce,La)2Al4Fe2(Si,P)6O25(OH)(?) that consists of phosphosilicate of aluminum, the rare earths, calcium, and iron, that is related to clinozoisite, and that occurs in black tabular masses

Word History

Etymology

Nagatejima, headland on the Noto peninsula, Japan + English -lite

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“Nagatelite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nagatelite. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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