tamarugite

noun tam·a·ru·gite \ˌtaməˈrüˌgīt\

Definition of tamarugite

plural

-s

  1. :  a mineral NaAl(SO4)2.6H2O that is a hydrous sulfate of sodium and aluminum isostructural with amarillite

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Origin and Etymology of tamarugite

German tamarugit, from tamarug- (from Pampa del Tamarugal, desert plateau in northern Chile, its locality) + -it -ite


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