[fos-juh-nahyt, foz-] /ˈfɒs dʒəˌnaɪt, ˈfɒz-/

a mineral, lead chlorocarbonate, Pb 2 Cl 2 CO 3 , occurring in crystals.
a rare fluorescent secondary mineral consisting of lead chloro-carbonate in the form of greyish tetragonal crystals. Formula: Pb2(Cl2CO3)


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