torbernite

noun tor·bern·ite \ˈtȯrbərˌnīt\

Definition of torbernite

plural

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  1. :  a mineral Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2.8–12H2O consisting of a tetragonal hydrous uranium copper phosphate that is isomorphous with autunite, uranocircite, saléeite, zeunerite, and uranospinite, is of micaceous structure, and occurs in green tabular crystals or in foliated form —called also chalcolite

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Origin and Etymology of torbernite

German torbernit, from Torbern O. Bergman †1784 Swedish chemist + German -it -ite


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