zirkelite

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ferdinand Zirkel (1838-1912), German petrographer, +‎ -ite.

Noun[edit]

zirkelite (usually uncountable, plural zirkelites)

  1. (mineralogy) An isometric oxide mineral with the chemical formula (Ca,Th,Ce)Zr(Ti,Nb)2O7.

Further reading[edit]

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