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brochantite

[broh-shahn-tahyt] /broʊˈʃɑn taɪt/
noun
1.
a mineral, hydrous copper sulfate, Cu 4 (OH) 6 SO 4 , occurring in green fibrous masses and similar in physical properties to antlerite: formerly a major ore of copper.
Origin of brochantite
1860-1865
1860-65; named after A. Brochant de Villiers (1773-1840), French mineralogist; see -ite1
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