sauconite

noun sau·con·ite \ ˈsȯkəˌnīt \

Definition of sauconite

plural -s
:a montmorillonitic mineral Zn3Si4D10(OH)2.n H2O consisting of a basic hydrous zinc aluminum silicate isomorphous with saponite

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Origin and Etymology of sauconite

Upper Saucon, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, its locality + English -ite


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