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EtymologyEdit

From Latin fornāx, fornāc- (furnace) -ite, named in 1915 after Lucien Lewis Forneau (whose surname resembles French fourneau (stove), which, like fornāx, is ultimately from Latin furnus (oven)).

NounEdit

fornacite

  1. (mineralogy) A rare monoclinic-prismatic lead copper chromate arsenate hydroxide mineral, which is generally green to yellow and translucent to transparent, and has a Mohs hardness of 2.3, a specific gravity of 6.27, and a Strunz classification of 7.FC.10.

ReferencesEdit

  • Fornacite” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database[1], 1997–.

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