wilkeite

noun
wil·ke·ite | \ˈwilkēˌīt\
plural -s

Definition of wilkeite 

: a mineral consisting of an hydroxylapatite in which phosphorous is partly replaced by carbon, sulfur, silicon, or a combination thereof — compare apatite

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History and Etymology for wilkeite

R. M. Wilke, 20th century American mineral collector + English -ite

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