swartzite

noun

swartz·​ite
-tˌsīt
plural -s
: a mineral CaMg(UO2)(CO3)3.12H2O consisting of a hydrous carbonate of calcium, magnesium, and uranium and occurring as clusters of tiny prismatic green crystals

Word History

Etymology

George K. Swartz †1949 American geologist + English -ite

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“Swartzite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swartzite. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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