zincite

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Zincite

Etymology[edit]

zinc +‎ -ite

Noun[edit]

zincite (usually uncountable, plural zincites)

  1. (mineralogy) A yellow, orange or dark-red mineral form of zinc oxide, often also containing small amounts of manganese, with a chemical formula (Zn,Mn2+)O, an important ore of zinc.

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Further reading[edit]

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