gadolinite

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Gadolinite
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Etymology[edit]

After the Finnish chemist Johan Gadolin (1760-1852), +‎ -ite.[1]

Noun[edit]

gadolinite (uncountable)

  1. (mineralogy) A dark, vitreous mineral that is a complex mixture of silicates of cerium, lanthanum, neodymium, yttrium, beryllium, and iron, with the chemical formula (Ce,La,Nd,Y)2FeBe2Si2O10.

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

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