- 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
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But couldn't the carnotite have been stolen from a privately owned mine?
But it seems to be pulverized ore, and my guess would be carnotite.
Pitchblende is the best, but carnotite, which is a gray rock with yellowish streaks, is also good ore.
- 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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