zaratite

zaratite

[zar-uh-tahyt]
noun
a mineral, hydrated basic nickel carbonate, occurring in the form of emerald-green incrustations on chromite and magnetite.

Origin:
1855–60; < Spanish zaratita, after Zarate Spanish surname; see -ite1

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zaratite (ˈzærəˌtaɪt)
 
n
a green amorphous mineral consisting of hydrated nickel carbonate. Formula: Ni3(CO3)(OH)4.4H2O
 
[C19: from Spanish zaratita, named after G. Zárate, 19th-century Spaniard]

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