armalcolite

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the names of astronauts (ARM)strong, (AL)drin, and (COL)lins +‎ -ite; it was discovered by the Apollo 11 crew.

Noun[edit]

armalcolite (plural armalcolites)

  1. (mineralogy) An orthorhombic mineral first discovered on the Moon.

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Further reading[edit]

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