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  1. zakharovite(Noun)

    A silicate mineral of sodium and manganese, yellow in colour with a pearly lustre.

  2. Origin: E E Zakharov (1902-1980), geologist, and -ite.

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  1. Zakharovite

    Zakharovite is a mineral, a silicate of sodium and manganese; formula Na4Mn5Si10O24(OH)6·6H2O. It has a yellow colour with a pearly lustre. Discovered in 1982 in the Kola peninsula of Northern Russia, it is named after Evgeii Evgen'evich Zakharov, the director of the Moscow Institute of Geological Exploration.


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