zippeite

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

F X M Zippe, Prague mineralogist, and -ite.

Noun[edit]

zippeite (uncountable)

  1. (mineralogy) A hydrous potassium uranium sulfate mineral with chemical formula K4(UO2)6(SO4)3(OH)10·4(H2O), forming yellow to reddish-brown monoclinic-prismatic crystals with perfect cleavage and formerly used in the manufacture of paint.