murataite

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Murata +‎ -ite, named after American geochemist Kiguma Jack Murata.

Noun[edit]

murataite

  1. (mineralogy) An isometric-hextetrahedral black mineral that is a basic oxide and fluoride of yttrium, sodium, zinc, iron, titanium and niobium

References[edit]

  • Murataite” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database[1], 1997–.