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[kahr-nuh-tahyt] /ˈkɑr nəˌtaɪt/
noun, Mineralogy.
a yellow, earthy, hydrous potassium uranium vanadate: an ore of uranium.
Origin of carnotite
1895-1900; named after A. Carnot (died 1920), French mining official; see -ite1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But it seems to be pulverized ore, and my guess would be carnotite.

    The Blue Ghost Mystery Harold Leland Goodwin
  • But couldn't the carnotite have been stolen from a privately owned mine?

    The Blue Ghost Mystery Harold Leland Goodwin
  • Pitchblende is the best, but carnotite, which is a gray rock with yellowish streaks, is also good ore.

    The Blue Ghost Mystery Harold Leland Goodwin
British Dictionary definitions for carnotite


a radioactive yellow mineral consisting of hydrated uranium potassium vanadate: occurs in sedimentary rocks and is a source of uranium, radium, and vanadium. Formula: K2(UO2)2(VO4)2.3H2O
Word Origin
C20: named after A. Carnot (died 1920), French inspector general of mines
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