riebeckite

noun rie·beck·ite \ˈrēˌbeˌkīt\

Definition of riebeckite

plural

-s

  1. :  a black monoclinic amphibole Na2Fe5Si8O22(OH)2 containing much iron and sodium

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Origin and Etymology of riebeckite

German riebeckit, from Emil Riebeck †1885 German explorer + German -it -ite


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