Talk:Kralkatite Ore

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Reference?[edit]

At ground zero after the Trinity atomic bomb test, a pale green glassy material was found, formed in part from the desert sands melted by the heat of the explosion. This material is called trinitite. Perhaps the name, nature, and origin of Kralkatite is a reference to that? (Yeah, I know, pure speculation.) Cynique (talk) 00:25, 18 December 2017 (UTC)

I like where your mind is going! -- User endeavor7530.pngendeavor7530 06:52, 18 December 2017 (UTC)
The suffix -ite comes from the Greek meaning "derived from". So wouldn't the name Kralkatite mean it's a substance "Derived from Kralkatorrik" (Ol' Kralkie is responsible for the Brandstone bombardments, among other things.) As Trinitite is "Derived from the Trinity atomic bomb test." So I wouldn't say the name Kralkatite is a direct reference to Trinitite, but rather just some old fashioned naming of stones and minerals. I do see where you are coming from, Cynique, with your speculation as both events are mass destruction with a result of interesting stones left in its wake. Fulgurite is another similar example: "Derived from Lightning." Grimorge 10:38, 17 January 2018 (UTC)
That's a fair point, and I was indeed thinking more of the derivation of the name being a reference to (or inspired by) the derivation of the name trinitite, as you suggest. Cynique (talk) 09:36, 18 January 2018 (UTC)