roscoelite

[ ros-koh-lahyt ]
/ ˈrɒs koʊˌlaɪt /

noun Mineralogy.

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

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Origin of roscoelite

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

Words nearby roscoelite

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Example sentences 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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