Meaning of SAMARSKITE in English

SAMARSKITE

/seuh mahr"skuyt/ , n.

a velvet-black mineral, a complex columbate-tantalate of uranium, cerium, etc., occurring in masses: a minor source of uranium, thorium, and rare-earth oxides.

[ Samarskit (1847), after Russian mining engineer V.E. Samarskii- Bykhovets (1803-70); see -ITE 1 ]

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