Bytownite -- Question for Joel

Hi Joel, Out of curiosity, what’s the origin of the name ‘Bytownite’? Anyone living in Ottawa knows that that is the original name/now nickname of Canada’s capital. Any relation? Your thoughts? (A little end-of-week levity :slight_smile: )


Per Joel Arem’s gem encyclopedia entry for bytownite, the name “bytownite” does indeed come from the former name for Ottawa: Bytown.

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