pyroaurite

noun py·ro·aurite \ˌpīrōˈȯˌrīt\

Definition of pyroaurite

plural

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  1. :  a mineral Mg6Fe2(OH)16CO3.4H2O that is a hydrous basic carbonate of magnesium and iron

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Origin and Etymology of pyroaurite

Swedish pyroaurit, from pyr- + Latin aurum gold + Swedish -it -ite; from its resemblance to gold after being heated — more at oriole


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