dawsonite

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sir John William Dawson, geologist; Dawson +‎ -ite.

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Noun[edit]

dawsonite (countable and uncountable, plural dawsonites)

  1. (mineralogy) An orthorhombic mineral composed of sodium aluminium carbonate hydroxide.

Further reading[edit]

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