sturtite

noun
sturt·​ite | \ ˈstərtˌīt \
plural -s

Definition of sturtite

: a mineral Mn3FeSi4O11(OH)3.10H2O(?) consisting of a rare hydrous silicate of iron, manganese, calcium, and magnesium and occurring in black compact masses

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History and Etymology for sturtite

Charles Sturt †1869 English explorer + English -ite

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“Sturtite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sturtite. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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