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.


-ite (Wiktionary)


  • Photo of veszelyite crystals courtesy of Excalibur MineralCorp.

    Decoding Maya Colors

  • 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.

    Decoding Maya Colors


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