Meaning of schoepite in English:

schoepite

Pronunciation /ˈʃəːpʌɪt/

noun

Mineralogy
  • A mineral consisting of a hydrated uranium oxide which occurs as an alteration product of uranium ore, typically as yellow to brown tabular or prismatic crystals.

    Formula: (UO₂)₈O₂(OH)₁₂·12H₂O (often altered by dehydration). Crystal system: orthorhombic.

Origin

1920s. From the name of Alfred Schoep, Belgian mineralogist + -ite.