serpierite

noun
ser·​pie·​rite | \ ˈsərpēəˌrīt, sərˈpiˌr- \
plural -s

Definition of serpierite

: a mineral (Cu,Zn,Ca)5(SO4)2(OH)6.3H2O consisting of a hydrous basic sulfate of copper, calcium, and zinc occurring in small tabular bluish green crystals and tufts

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History and Etymology for serpierite

French serpierite, from J. B. Serpieri, 19th century Italian engineer, explorer of the ancient silver mines at Laurium + French -ite

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“Serpierite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/serpierite. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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