Franklinite meaning

frăng'klĭ-nīt'
A black, slightly magnetic mineral of zinc, iron, and manganese, ZnFe2 O4 , that is a valuable source of zinc.
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A dark-colored, hard, very heavy, magnetic mineral, zinc manganese iron oxide, (Zn,Fe,Mn)(Fe,Mn)2O4, an ore of zinc and manganese.
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(mineralogy) An isometric-hexoctahedral mineral containing iron, manganese, oxygen, and zinc.
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Origin of franklinite

  • After Franklin , a borough of northern New Jersey
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Franklin +‎ -ite
    From Wiktionary