thomsonite

noun thom·son·ite \ˈtäm(p)səˌnīt\

Definition of thomsonite

plural

-s

  1. :  a mineral NaCa2Al5Si5O20.6H2O of the zeolite family consisting of a hydrous silicate of aluminum, calcium, and sodium, occurring generally in masses of a radiated structure or rarely in distinct orthorhombic crystals, and being snow-white when pure (hardness 5–5.5)

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Origin and Etymology of thomsonite

Thomas Thomson †1852 Scottish chemist + English -ite


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