roe·​bling·​ite | \ ˈrōbliŋˌīt \
plural -s

Definition of roeblingite

: a mineral supposedly Ca7Pb2H10(SO4)2(SiO4)6 consisting of an acid lead calcium silicate and sulfate occurring in white crystalline masses (hardness 3, specific gravity 3.4)

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First Known Use of roeblingite

1897, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for roeblingite

Washington A. Roebling †1926 American civil engineer + English -ite

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“Roeblingite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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