wulfenite

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English[edit]

Wulfenite

Etymology[edit]

Wulfen +‎ -ite, for Austrian mineralogist Franz Xavier von Wulfen (1728-1805), named in 1841.[1]

Noun[edit]

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wulfenite (countable and uncountable, plural wulfenites)

  1. (mineralogy) An orange mineral, lead molybdate, PbMoO4, found in lead veins.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Richard V. Gaines, H. Catherine W. Skinner, Eugene E. Foord, Brian Mason, and Abraham Rosenzweig: Dana's new mineralogy, John Wiley & Sons, 1997