thorogummite

thorogummite

[‚thȯr·ə′gə‚mīt]
(mineralogy)
A silicate mineral and chemical variant of thorium silicate, with similar properties; isostructural with thorite and zircon; it is deficient in silica and contains small amounts of OH in substitution for oxygen.
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He discovered the new minerals yttrialite and thorogummite (at Barringer Hill, Texas) and aguilarite (at Guanajuato, Mexico) and was the namesake for the mineral "nivenite"--now considered a variety of uraninite.
10) Ferrotantalite-Ferrocolumbite + Stibiotantalite + Samarskite + Pyrochlore + Thorogummite + Quartz
Examination of both dumps did not yield any more of the rhabdophane-like mineral, but did produce another mineral in bright yellow grains: thorogummite (E.