zunyite

noun

zun·​yite
ˈzünˌyīt
plural -s
: a mineral Al13Si5O20(OH,F)18Cl consisting of a basic silicate, chloride, and fluoride of aluminum and occurring in minute transparent tetrahedrons

Word History

Etymology

Zuñi Mine, near Silverton, Colorado + English -ite

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“Zunyite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zunyite. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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