annabergite

[ an-uh-bur-gahyt ]
/ ˈæn əˌbɜr gaɪt /

noun

a mineral, hydrous nickel arsenate, Ni3As2O8⋅8H2O, occurring in apple-green masses and isomorphous with erythrite.

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Origin of annabergite

First recorded in 1860–65; named after Annaberg, a town in Saxony, Germany where first found; see -ite1

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British Dictionary definitions for annabergite

annabergite
/ (ˈænəˌbɜːɡaɪt) /

noun

a rare green secondary mineral consisting of hydrated nickel arsenate in monoclinic crystalline form. Formula: Ni 3 (AsO 4) 2 .8H 2 OAlso called: nickel bloom

Word Origin for annabergite

C19: named after Annaberg in Saxony, where it was discovered; see -ite 1
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