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  1. vauquelinite(Noun)

    A complex mineral, a combined chromate and phosphate of copper and lead.

  2. Origin: Louis Vauquelin (1763-1829), French chemist, and -ite.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vauquelinite(noun)

    chromate of copper and lead, of various shades of green

  2. Origin: [So called after the French chemist Vauquelin, who died in 1829: cf. F. vauquelinite.]


  1. Vauquelinite

    Vauquelinite is a complex mineral with the formula CuPb2CrO4PO4OH making it a combined chromate and phosphate of copper and lead. It forms a series with the arsenate mineral fornacite. It was first described in 1818 in the Beryozovskoye deposit, Urals, Russia, and named for Louis Vauquelin, a French chemist. It occurs in oxidized hydrothermal ore deposits and is associated with crocoite, pyromorphite, mimetite, cerussite, beudantite and duftite at the type locality in Russia.


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