a greenish, soft, orthorhombic mineral, Cu(AsO)(OH), often found with azurite and malachite; hydrous copper arsenate
Origin of oliveniteGerman oliven(erz), olive (ore) + -ite
A mineral, Cu2(AsO4)(OH), a basic arsenate of copper, that is brown, olive green, or gray in color and found in copper deposits.
Origin of oliveniteGerman Olivenit : Olive, olive (from Latin ol&imacron;va; see olive) + -it, n. suff. (from Latin -&imacron;ta; see –ite1).