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  • n. A trigonal-rhombohedral mineral containing calcium, iron, manganese, oxygen, phosphorus, and sodium.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A phosphate of manganese, iron, calcium, and sodium, occurring in granular crystalline masses of a yellowish-or reddish-brown color at Branchville, Connecticut.

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  • For he's a jolly good mineral
    For he's a jolly good mineral...

    December 2, 2012

  • E.S. Dana named this mineral after A.N. Fillow, upon whose land the mineral occurred.

    December 2, 2012