carnotite

[ kahr-nuh-tahyt ]
/ ˈkɑr nəˌtaɪt /

noun Mineralogy.

a yellow, earthy, hydrous potassium uranium vanadate: an ore of uranium.

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Origin of carnotite

1895–1900; named after A. Carnot (died 1920), French mining official; see -ite1
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Example sentences from the Web for carnotite

  • 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
  • But couldn't the carnotite have been stolen from a privately owned mine?

    The Blue Ghost Mystery|Harold Leland Goodwin
  • But it seems to be pulverized ore, and my guess would be carnotite.

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British Dictionary definitions for carnotite

carnotite
/ (ˈkɑːnəˌtaɪt) /

noun

a radioactive yellow mineral consisting of hydrated uranium potassium vanadate: occurs in sedimentary rocks and is a source of uranium, radium, and vanadium. Formula: K 2 (UO 2) 2 (VO 4) 2 .3H 2 O

Word Origin for carnotite

C20: named after A. Carnot (died 1920), French inspector general of mines
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