Monday, September 17, 2007

Roswellite and the other "ites"

There a numerous minerals and materials, both natural and man-made, that have the "ite" suffix.

Here are a couple of weird ones:

* Boussingaultite (Hydrated Ammonium Magnesium Sulfate)
* Cryptohalite (Ammonium Silicon Fluoride)
* Struvite (Hydrated Ammonium Magnesium Phosphate)
* Tschermigite (Hydrated Ammonium Aluminum Sulfate)

Try pronouncing these tongue-twisters.

1 comment:

craig said...

I rather prefer Einsteinium.