noun salm·ons·ite \ˈsa(l)mənˌzīt\

Definition of salmonsite



  1. :  a mineral Mn9Fe2(PO4)8.14H2O(?) consisting of a hydrous manganese iron phosphate occurring in buff-colored cleavable masses (specific gravity 2.9)

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Origin and Etymology of salmonsite

Frank A. Salmons, 20th century American mineralogist + English -ite

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