rosieresite

noun
ro·​si·​er·​e·​site | \ ˌrōzēˈerəˌsīt \
plural -s

Definition of rosieresite

: a mineral consisting of a hydrous aluminum phosphate containing lead and copper and occurring in yellow to brown stalactitic masses (specific gravity 2.2)

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History and Etymology for rosieresite

French rosiérésite, from Rosières, copper mine near Carmaux, southern France + French -ite

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“Rosieresite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rosieresite. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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