tor·​bern·​ite | \ ˈtȯrbərˌnīt\
plural -s

Definition of torbernite

: 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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History and Etymology for torbernite

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

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