alunite

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Alunite

Etymology[edit]

From its earlier name aluminilite, named in 1824.[1]

Noun[edit]

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alunite (uncountable)

  1. (mineralogy) A gray, water-soluble mineral, potassium aluminium sulphate; the natural source of alum, KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6.

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  1. ^ Richard V. Gaines, H. Catherine W. Skinner, Eugene E. Foord, Brian Mason, and Abraham Rosenzweig: Dana's new mineralogy, John Wiley & Sons, 1997