smithsonite

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Smithsonite

Etymology[edit]

Named after James Smithson (1754-1829) in 1832.[1]

Noun[edit]

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smithsonite (uncountable)

  1. (mineralogy) A mineral form of zinc carbonate, ZnCO3, mined as an ore of zinc or as an ornamental stone.

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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