algodonite

noun
al·​go·​do·​nite | \ ˌal-gə-ˈdō-ˌnīt \
plural -s

Definition of algodonite

: a copper arsenide mineral Cu6As allied to domeykite (specific gravity 7.62)

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First Known Use of algodonite

1858, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for algodonite

Algodones mine, Coquimbo province, Chile, its locality + English -ite

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“Algodonite.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/algodonite. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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