bertrandite

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Bertrandite

Etymology[edit]

From Bertrand +‎ -ite, named after French mineralogist Émile Bertrand (1844-1909) in 1883.[1]

Noun[edit]

bertrandite (uncountable)

  1. (mineralogy) A basic beryllium sorosilicate that is an ore of beryllium.

References[edit]

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

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

bertrandite f (plural bertrandites)

  1. (mineralogy) bertrandite