powellite

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

After American geologist John Wesley Powell (1834–1902), +‎ -ite.

Noun[edit]

powellite (countable and uncountable, plural powellites)

Powellite
  1. (mineralogy) A tetragonal-dipyramidal mineral containing calcium, molybdenum, and oxygen.

Further reading[edit]

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