richterite

noun
rich·​ter·​ite | \ ˈriktəˌrīt \
plural -s

Definition of richterite

: a mineral (Na,K)2(Mg,Mn,Ca)6Si8O22(OH)2 that is a variety of amphibole containing as bases sodium, magnesium, manganese, potassium, and calcium

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History and Etymology for richterite

German richterit, from Theodor Richter †1898 German metallurgical chemist + German -it -ite

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“Richterite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/richterite. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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