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  • noun mineralogy A golden-yellow mineral containing predominantly copper and zinc but also iron, chromium, and aluminium.

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Zhang Heng, ancient Chinese astronomer, and -ite.

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  • a shaking mineral with astral roots - simply out-of-this-world: named after an astronomer who invented the first seismograph

    March 29, 2008