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pitchblende

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Earth sciences
pitchblendepitch‧blende /ˈpɪtʃblend/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 HEa dark shiny substance dug from the earth, from which uranium and radium are obtained
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pitchblendeThe cliff contains pitchblende veins that have been sources of dissolved uranium.Veins of pitchblende in the cliff are the source of uranium in the flat floodplain deposits at the foot of the cliff.
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