Definition of sharpite
: a mineral (UO2)6(CO3)5(OH)2.6H20(?) consisting of a hydrous basic carbonate of uranyl found with other uranium minerals
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Origin and Etymology of sharpite
French, from R.R.Sharp, 20th century British army officer + French -ite
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