Definition of reevesite in English:

reevesite

Pronunciation /ˈriːvzʌɪt/

noun

Mineralogy
  • A rare carbonate mineral related to hydrotalcite, occurring as fine yellow to greenish aggregates or microscopic hexagonal plates.

    Reevesite is a hydrated carbonate and hydroxide of nickel and iron, Ni₆Fe₂CO₃(OH)₁₆·4H₂O. Crystal system: trigonal.

Origin

1960s. From the name of Frank Reeves, U.S. geologist + -ite.