geyserite

[gahy-zuh-rahyt, -suh-]

Origin of geyserite

First recorded in 1805–15; geyser + -ite1
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geyserite

noun
  1. a mineral form of hydrated silica resembling opal, deposited from the waters of geysers and hot springs. Formula: SiO 2 . n H 2 O
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