marshite

marshite

[′mär‚shīt]
(mineralogy)
CuI A reddish, oil-brown isometric mineral composed of cuprous iodide and occurring as crystals; hardness is 2.5 on Mohs scale, and specific gravity is 5.6.
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Segue here to Marcus Origlieri's Mineral Zone, and some 5 to 10-mm loose clusters of subhedral marshite crystals from Rubtskoye.
From that time on, dinosaurology has been populated by both Marshite establishmentarians, who strain to lend the discipline the donnish solemnity of the Old World trivium, and Copean renegades, who invigorate it with the improvisational air of the American hobbyist.
Today's Marshites are institutionalists like John Ostrom of Yale or even general paleontologists such as Stephen Jay Gould of Harvard.