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A member of the feldspar group of minerals which is isostructural with albite and occurs as colourless, beige, or orange prisms.
1950s. From the names of Frank S. Reed (b. 1894) and John L. Mergner (b. 1894), mid 20th-cent. technicians of the United States Geological Survey in Washington + -ite.
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