svanbergite

noun svan·berg·ite \ˈsfänˌbərˌgīt, ˈsvä-\

Definition of svanbergite

plural

-s

  1. :  a mineral SrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6 consisting of a basic phosphate and sulfate of strontium and aluminum that is isomorphous with beudantite, corkite, hinsdalite, and woodhouseite

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Origin and Etymology of svanbergite

Swedish svanbergit, from Lars F. Svanberg †1878 Swedish chemist + Swedish -it -ite


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