taaffeite

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Taaffe +‎ -ite, after Edward Charles Richard Taaffe (1898-1967), Irish gemmologist.

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Noun[edit]

taaffeite (plural taaffeites)

  1. (mineralogy) A rare mauve gemstone with a hexagonal crystal structure.

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Further reading[edit]

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