tychite

noun
\ ˈtīˌkīt, ˈtiˌk- \
plural -s

Definition of tychite

: a rare mineral Na6Mg2(SO4)(CO3)4 that is an octahedral sulfate and carbonate of sodium and magnesium (hardness 3.5–4, specific gravity 2.59)

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History and Etymology for tychite

Greek tychē + English -ite; from its chance discovery among other crystals

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“Tychite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tychite. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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