aksaite

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Aksay +‎ -ite, named in 1963 after the locality in Kazakhstan where it was found, which comes from Kazakh Ақсай (Aqsay), literally "white glen".

Noun[edit]

aksaite (plural aksaites)

  1. (mineralogy) A mineral containing magnesium, boron, oxygen, and hydrogen.

Further reading[edit]

  • Aksaite” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database[1], 1997–.
  • aksaite”, in Mindat.org[2], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016.