par·​sons·​ite | \ ˈpärsᵊnˌzīt, ˈpȧs- \
plural -s

Definition of parsonsite

: a mineral Pb2(UO2)(PO4)2.2H2O consisting of a hydrous lead uranyl phosphate found as a brownish powder in Shaba region (formerly Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo)

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History and Etymology for parsonsite

French, from Arthur L. Parsons †1957 Canadian mineralogist + French -ite

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“Parsonsite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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