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  • noun mineralogy A soft monoclinic mineral found in Argentina.

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After Argentine geologist brothers, Carlos Ameghino (1865–1936) and Florentino Ameghino (1854–1911) +‎ -ite.

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  • A sodium-rich borax mineral named after los hermanos Ameghino, Argentinian geologists.

    June 2, 2010