ralstonite

noun

ral·​ston·​ite
ˈrȯlztəˌnīt,
-lst-
plural -s
: a mineral NaMgAl5F12(OH)6.3H2O consisting of a hydrous basic fluoride of aluminum, sodium, and magnesium in octahedral crystals

Word History

Etymology

J. Grier Ralston, 19th century American clergyman + English -ite

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“Ralstonite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ralstonite. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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