roscoelite

[ ros-koh-lahyt ]
/ ˈrɒs koʊˌlaɪt /
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noun Mineralogy.

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

Nearby words

  1. rosbif,
  2. roscian,
  3. roscius,
  4. roscius, quintus,
  5. roscoe,
  6. roscommon,
  7. rose,
  8. rose acacia,
  9. rose aphid,
  10. rose apple

Origin of roscoelite

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

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Examples from the Web for roscoelite

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

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

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