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chalcopyrite

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noun chal·co·py·rite \ˌkal-kə-ˈpī-ˌrīt\

Definition of chalcopyrite

  1. :  a yellow mineral that consists of a sulfide of copper and iron and is an important copper ore



Origin and Etymology of chalcopyrite

New Latin chalcopyrites, from Greek chalkos + Latin pyrites


First Known Use: 1835


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