northupite

noun nor·thup·ite \ˈnȯ(r)thəˌpīt\

Definition of northupite

plural

-s

  1. :  a mineral Na3MgCl(CO3)2 composed of a magnesium sodium carbonate with chloride and occurring in colorless octahedral crystals

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Origin and Etymology of northupite

C. H. Northup, 19th century American mineral collector who first obtained it + English -ite


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