roscoelite

[ ros-koh-lahyt ]

nounMineralogy.
  1. a brown variety of muscovite in which some aluminum is replaced by vanadium.

Origin of roscoelite

1
1875–80; named after Sir Henry Roscoe (1833–1915), English chemist; see -lite

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How to use roscoelite in a sentence

  • roscoelite is a vanadium mica from a gold mine at Granite creek, California.

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  • Locally the sandstones contain as much as 20 per cent of the roscoelite.