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

Word History


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

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“Sauconite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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