orcelite

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

After French professor of mineralogy Jean Orcel (1896–1978), curator of Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France, +‎ -ite.

Noun[edit]

orcelite

  1. (mineralogy) A hexagonal-dihexagonal pyramidal orange white mineral containing arsenic and nickel.

Further reading[edit]

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

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