painite

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Pain +‎ -ite, after British mineralogist Arthur C. D. Pain.

Noun[edit]

painite (uncountable)

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  1. (mineralogy) A very rare orange-red borate mineral consisting mostly of calcium, zirconium, boron, aluminium, and oxygen.

Further reading[edit]

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