noun vred·en·burg·ite \ˈvredənˌbərˌgīt\

Definition of vredenburgite



  1. 1 :  a mineral consisting of an oriented intergrowth of jacobsite and hausmannite —called also beta-vredenburgite

  2. 2 :  a homogeneous mineral (Mn,Fe)3O4 that has the same composition as beta-vredenburgite, is stable at high temperature, and in rare instances is preserved in a metastable state at ordinary temperature —called also alpha-vredenburgite

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Origin and Etymology of vredenburgite

Vredenburg, Alabama + English -ite

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