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baddeleyite

[bad-l-ee-ahyt, bad-lee-] /ˈbæd l iˌaɪt, ˈbæd li-/
noun
1.
a mineral, zirconium oxide, ZrO 2 , used as a refractory.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; named after Joseph Baddeley, Englishman who first brought specimens to Europe (in 19th century) from Asia; see -ite1
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  • Zirconium is produced from two ore minerals, zircon and baddeleyite.
  • Hafnium occurs with zirconium in the minerals zircon and baddeleyite.
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baddeleyite

/ˈbædlɪˌaɪt/
noun
1.
a mineral consisting largely of zirconium dioxide: a source of zirconium. Formula: ZrO2
Word Origin
C19: named after J. Baddeley, British geologist
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