iquiqueite

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Iquique (a place name) +‎ -ite, after the city of Iquique, Chile.

Noun[edit]

iquiqueite (uncountable)

  1. (mineralogy) A trigonal-ditrigonal pyramidal yellow mineral containing boron, chromium, hydrogen, magnesium, oxygen, potassium, and sodium.
    • 1996, Mineralogical Magazine, Volume 60, Pages 1-540, page 527,
      Carlos ruizite. [] As platy crystals, up to 200 μm, in iquiqueite found within yellow nitrate ore samples of mainly nitratine, halite and darapskite from the Zapiga district, Tarapacá Province, Chile.

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