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torbernite

[tawr-ber-nahyt] /ˈtɔr bərˌnaɪt/
noun
1.
a mineral, hydrated copper uranium phosphate, CuU 2 P 2 O 12 ⋅12H 2 O, occurring in square tabular crystals of a bright-green color: a minor ore of uranium; copper uranite.
Also called chalcolite.
Origin of torbernite
1850-1855
1850-55; named after Torbern Bergman (1735-84), Swedish chemist; see -ite1
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torbernite

/ˈtɔːbəˌnaɪt/
noun
1.
a green secondary mineral consisting of hydrated copper uranium phosphate in the form of square platelike crystals. Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2.12H2O
Word Origin
C19: named after Torbern O. Bergman (1735–84), Swedish chemist; see -ite1
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