thortveitite

noun
thort·​veit·​ite | \ (ˈ)tȯ(r)t¦vīˌtīt, (ˈ)thȯ- \
plural -s

Definition of thortveitite

: a mineral (Sc,Y)2Si2O7 consisting of scandium yttrium silicate and occurring in slender grayish-green orthorhombic crystals (hardness 6–7, specific gravity 3.6)

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History and Etymology for thortveitite

German thortveitit, from Olaus Thortveit, 20th century Norwegian mineralogist + German -it -ite

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“Thortveitite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thortveitite. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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