jaffeite

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

After Howard W Jaffe, Amherst geologist, and -ite.

Noun[edit]

jaffeite (plural jaffeites)

  1. (mineralogy) A hydrated calcium silicate mineral with chemical formula Ca6Si2O7(OH)6.

Further reading[edit]

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