tarapacaite

noun
tar·​a·​pa·​ca·​ite | \ ˌtarəpəˈkäˌīt \
plural -s

Definition of tarapacaite

: a mineral consisting of a native potassium chromate and occurring in Chilean nitrate deposits

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History and Etymology for tarapacaite

Spanish tarapacaita, from Tarapacá, province in northern Chile, its locality + Spanish -ita -ite

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“Tarapacaite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tarapacaite. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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