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zaratite

[zar-uh-tahyt] /ˈzær əˌtaɪt/
noun
1.
a mineral, hydrated basic nickel carbonate, occurring in the form of emerald-green incrustations on chromite and magnetite.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < Spanish zaratita, after Zarate Spanish surname; see -ite1
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zaratite

/ˈzærəˌtaɪt/
noun
1.
a green amorphous mineral consisting of hydrated nickel carbonate. Formula: Ni3(CO3)(OH)4.4H2O
Word Origin
C19: from Spanish zaratita, named after G. Zárate, 19th-century Spaniard
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