Meaning of VREDENBURGITE in English

VREDENBURGITE

ˈvred ə nˌbərˌgīt noun

( -s )

Etymology: Vredenburg, Alabama + English -ite

1. : a mineral consisting of an oriented intergrowth of jacobsite and hausmannite — called also beta-vredenburgite

2. : a homogeneous mineral (Mn,Fe) 3 O 4 that has the same composition as beta-vredenburgite, is stable at high temperature, and in rare instances is preserved in a metastable state at ordinary temperature — called also alpha-vredenburgite

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