vredenburgite

noun vred·en·burg·ite \ ˈvredᵊnˌbərˌgīt \

Definition of vredenburgite

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