from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A monoclinic-prismatic mineral containing copper, hydrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, and zinc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hydrous phosphate and arsenate of lead and zinc occurring in crystalline granular incrustations of a greenish-blue color: from Morawitza in the Banat.
Photo of veszelyite crystals courtesy of Excalibur MineralCorp.
Employing three different techniques, including particle-induced X-ray emission, the French researchers discovered to their surprise that the radiant green came from veszelyite, a rare mineral that occurs only in very small crystals in a few places in the world.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.