sauconite

noun
sau·​con·​ite | \ ˈsȯkəˌnīt \
plural -s

Definition of sauconite

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

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History and Etymology for sauconite

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

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“Sauconite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sauconite. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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