smithsonite

noun
smith·son·ite | \ˈsmith-sə-ˌnīt \

Definition of smithsonite 

: a mineral that is a carbonate of zinc and constitutes a minor ore of zinc

First Known Use of smithsonite

1845, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for smithsonite

James Smithson

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