imogolite

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Japanese imogo (brownish-yellow soil derived from volcanic ash) + -lite.

Noun[edit]

imogolite (countable and uncountable, plural imogolites)

  1. (mineralogy) An aluminium silicate clay mineral found in soils formed from volcanic ash.

External links[edit]

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